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PRESS RELEASE: Energy developer abandons controversial Troutdale energy project
Jan. 26 - Today, Troutdale Energy Center, LLC formally abandoned its plans for the controversial Troutdale Energy Center, a 701-megawatt gas power plant that was proposed at a site at the western ...
PRESS RELEASE: Multnomah County passes unanimous historic resolution opposing oil trains, Tesoro Savage terminal
Jan. 21 - County commissioners stand with cities of Portland, Vancouver, and over 100,000 people who oppose the Tesoro Savage oil terminal on the Columbia River.
Hundreds weigh in on Vancouver oil terminal
Jan. 5, the Columbian - A chorus of hundreds sang familiar but very different refrains on the oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver.
Lowballed risks, errors discovered in Vancouver oil train terminal analysis
Dec. 11, The Oregonian - Data shows that consultants evaluating a proposed Vancouver oil train terminal for a Washington state regulator vastly understated the worst-case scenario for a catastrophic ...
What's Happening
Bowen Blair: The Trust for Public Land in the Columbia Gorge, the Untold Conservation Story
Wednesday, March 2, Hood River - Current Gorge Commissioner and former Friends Executive Director Bowen Blair gives a talk as part of the "Sense of Place" lecture series.
Spring Guided Hikes and Outings Begin
Saturday, March 12 - The spring section of Friends' guided hikes and outings program kicks off. Member registration begins Feb. 25 and opens to the general public March 1.
Greg Lief Benefit Concert for Friends
Sunday, March 13, Portland - Join us for an afternoon of wonderful piano music that also supports Gorge protection.
36th Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Sunday, April 10, Skamania Lodge - Save the date! Details and registration to come in late February.