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The Oregon Progressive Party strongly opposes the proposed Pembina propane export terminal at the Port of Portland.
Submitted by DavidDelk on Sat, 02/07/2015 - 21:44
Our party stands for keeping fossil fuels in the ground. Public resources should be dedicated to clean, renewable energy such as wind and solar power.
We urge the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission to vote No on the proposed zoning amendment that will allow propane to be piped through an environmentally sensitive area. That zoning has existed since 1989 and exists to stop environmentally dangerous activity like this proposed terminal. Why change it now?
Environmentalists worry that storing this propane could result in a massive explosion that would endanger thousands of citizens. In addition to accidental explosions, trains with 100 cars of compressed liquid propane are easy targets for terrorism.
The Canadian company Pembina wants to use Portland as its major export point for fossil fuels shipping to Asia.
We urge residents to attend the March 17 Planning and Sustainability Commission meeting and oppose the export terminal.
Tuesday, March 17, 3:00 PM
Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC)
1900 SW 4th Ave.
Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Terminal Zoning" in the subject line or send a letter to the PSC at above address, Attn: Terminal Zoning
More information is available on this informative flyer from ILWU, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Audubon Society of Portland.