City of Vancouver Puts Six-Month Hold on New Bulk Fossil Fuel Facilities

The construction of any new large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure businesses in the city of Vancouver has been halted, at least temporarily. That decision was preceded by nearly two hours of public testimony, during which only one citizen spoke out in opposition to the temporary ban. Vancouver Audubon Society submitted written comments and verbal testimony inContinue reading “City of Vancouver Puts Six-Month Hold on New Bulk Fossil Fuel Facilities”

Migratory Bird Protection Act

We’re in a bird crisis: Three billion birds have disappeared in North America since 1970. Two out of three birds are threatened by climate change. Earlier this year, a federal rule dramatically weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our nation’s most important bird protection law. The weakened law no longer holds companies liable forContinue reading “Migratory Bird Protection Act”

Staying Vigilant for Vancouver Lake

Vancouver Lake and its associated lowlands are a vital regional asset for migratory birds and other wildlife. It is a major wintering area for waterfowl, with as many as 200,000 birds recorded here at one time. The area hosts the largest number of Sandhill Cranes west of the Cascade Mountains at Cranes Landing. The NationalContinue reading “Staying Vigilant for Vancouver Lake”

Washington Denies Kalama Fracked Gas-to-Methanol Refinery

The Washington Department of Ecology denied permits for a proposal to build the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery along the shores of the Columbia River in Kalama on January 19, 2021. Citing significant negative impacts on our climate and Washington’s shorelines, the Department of Ecology denied a key permit required to build and operate theContinue reading “Washington Denies Kalama Fracked Gas-to-Methanol Refinery”

Goldendale Pumped Storage Project Threatens Wildlife & Cultural Resources

Rye Development wants to build a massive pumped storage hydroelectric project along the Columbia River in Klickitat County near the John Day Dam. The Goldendale Energy Storage Hydroelectric Project would be the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Rye’s plan would excavate two reservoirs: the hilltop reservoir would span 60 acres and theContinue reading “Goldendale Pumped Storage Project Threatens Wildlife & Cultural Resources”

Oppose the Massive Fracked Gas Refinery at Kalama

Comment Period extended to Oct 9 The fracked gas industry wants to build the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama. The proposed refinery would consume a staggering amount of fracked gas, more than all of Washington’s gas-fired power plants combined. The project would convert the fracked gas to methanol, which would be shipped overseas toContinue reading “Oppose the Massive Fracked Gas Refinery at Kalama”