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PRESS RELEASE: Friends, allies appeal federal oil train rules
May 14 - A coalition of conservation organizations and citizen groups are challenging new federal safety standards for oil trains.
PRESS RELEASE: Latest accident reinforces danger of oil trains, inadequacy of new federal rules
May 6 - At 7:15 a.m. CST this morning, a derailment and explosion of a BNSF crude oil train caused the evacuation of the nearby town of Heimdal, North Dakota.
PRESS RELEASE: New oil train rules fail to protect communities or the Columbia River Gorge
May 1 - On Friday, the U.S. DOT released new oil train rules that fail to protect our communities and special places like the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Energy center emissions could cause fatalities, FAA models show
April 28, Gresham Outlook - Friends of the Columbia Gorge will enter evidence they say makes it clear plans to build the Troutdale Energy Center near the Troutdale Airport should be stopped.
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Stewardship at Summer Picnic Property
Thursday, May 28 - Join Sara Woods, Friends' Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator, in removing blackberries in preparation for Friends' Summer Picnic.
Portland Coal and Oil Forum
Thursday, June 4 - Join us for a forum on coal and oil transport in the Pacific Northwest and the ongoing campaigns to prevent the permits for associated terminals.
Table for Friends at Portland Farmers Market
Sunday, June 7 - Join Friends at the King Portland Farmers Market, as we talk about current oil and coal issues facing the Gorge, hand out hiking information, and promote our Gorge Towns to Trails ...
Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network June meeting
Monday, June 15, Hood River - Get the latest updates about coal and oil transport and learn what you can do about these threats to the Gorge.