Category Archives: Celilo Falls

HJM 15 – Comments on the feasibility study for revealing Celilo Falls

  April 13, 2015 From: The Friends of Celilo Falls To: State Representative Brian Clem, Committee ChairHouse Committee on Rural Communities, Land Use and WaterOregon State CapitolBy email RE: HJM 15 Celilo Falls feasibility study Dear Chair Clem and Members … Continue reading

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Crude Oil Trains Threaten the Columbia River Gorge

by Sean Aaron Cruz Portland, Oregon– Crude oil trains are passing within 100 feet of both banks of the Columbia River at Celilo/Wishram. See video link below: BNSF runs its bomb trains on the Washington side, Union Pacific runs its … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge Commission calls for moratorium on coal and oil shipments

“…Unacceptable risks…” Celilo Falls The Columbia River Gorge Commission (CRGC) issued a landmark resolution opposing coal and oil transport through the National Scenic Area “by any means and from any source.” The Commission unanimously agreed that “coal and oil transport … Continue reading

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The Friends of Celilo Falls supports Columbia River Gorge Commission’s moratorium on coal and crude oil

    The Friends of Celilo Falls joined the Friends of the Columbia Gorge and other opponents of crude oil and coal shipments through the Gorge in testimony today before the Columbia River Gorge Commission. In addition to providing the statement below, we … Continue reading

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Free Celilo Falls! A message to the Columbia River Treaty Review

October 21, 2013 From The Friends of Celilo Falls To the US Entity, Columbia River Treaty Review Mr. Stephen R. Oliver, U.S Entity Coordinator, Bonneville Power Administration Mr. David Ponganis, U.S Entity Coordinator, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Submitted online … Continue reading

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Re-thinking the Unthinkable: Restore Celilo Falls

Fight climate change and create sustainable jobs in the Columbia Gorge By Sean Aaron Cruz Portland, Oregon— Coal export proponents are touting job creation in their campaigns to turn the Columbia River Gorge into an internationalized industrial corridor, bracketed with … Continue reading

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Columbia Gorge Coal Wars shift to barging and Boardman

By Sean Aaron Cruz Portland, Oregon— Kinder Morgan, a $115-billion dollar energy giant that operates 80,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals, has announced that it is dropping its proposal to build a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, … Continue reading

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