Tag Archives: Columbia River Gorge

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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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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The Columbia River Coal Wars begin

Focus on public subsidies of barging By Sean Aaron Cruz “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” –Eleanor Roosevelt “No…selfish interest should be permitted, through politics or otherwise, to destroy or even impair this great … Continue reading

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A barge-eye view of the Columbia River Gorge and the beauty of dreams

By Sean Aaron Cruz “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” –Eleanor Roosevelt* September 18, 2012 Portland, Oregon—The Oregonian published a remarkable time-lapse video of a barge passing downriver from Lewiston to Kalama today, … Continue reading

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The Friends of Celilo Falls is born

September 11, 2012 In response to the imminent threat posed by proposals to turn the Columbia Gorge into an international industrial corridor bracketed by coal terminals, and having waited a season, the Friends of Celilo Falls made its first public … Continue reading

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