Overlooks Cement Legacy of the Cape Horn Trail
Members of the Cape Horn Conservancy, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, U.S. Forest Service and Washington Trails Association stand on the new Oak View Overlook along the Cape Horn Trail. (photographer: Dan Trujillo)

Overlooks Cement Legacy of the Cape Horn Trail

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"One day, could there be a connection of trails between Washougal and Stevenson? Seeing projects like this on the ground and groups like the Cape Horn Conservancy, I believe it can happen.”

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Washington State Congressionals Lead Bipartisan Effort on LWCF, Critical Federal Funding for Parks
Washington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell speaks at Gasworks Park in Seattle, calling for full federal funding of the Land Water Conservation Fund. (photo: Cox Media Group)

Washington State Congressionals Lead Bipartisan Effort on LWCF, Critical Federal Funding for Parks

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Land Water Conservation Fund is critical to preserving public spaces, including thousands of acres in the Columbia Gorge.

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Vancouver Oil Terminal Developer Fined Record Amount for Air Pollution
Tesoro's Golden Eagle Refinery in Martinez, CA, one of the refineries covered under Tesoro's air-pollution settlement with the EPA and DOJ. (photo: OilPro.com)

Vancouver Oil Terminal Developer Fined Record Amount for Air Pollution

Monday, July 18, 2016

This case demonstrates why Tesoro is exactly the wrong company to trust with operating an oil terminal on the Columbia River.

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Connecting With the Gorge: The Mosier Plateau Trail
In spring, large blooming fields of wildflowers are visible from the Mosier Plateau Trail. (photographer: Joe Urmos)

Connecting With the Gorge: The Mosier Plateau Trail

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Travel Oregon highlights the beauty of Friends' land trust property and the charms of the nearby community.

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Washington Governor Calls for Oil Train Moratorium on Union Pacific
Video image shows an aerial view of crumpled oil tankers lying beside the railroad tracks after a fiery train derailment on June 3 in Mosier, OR. (photographer: Brent Foster via Associated Press)

Washington Governor Calls for Oil Train Moratorium on Union Pacific

Friday, June 24, 2016

Gov. Jay Inslee calls for halt to oil transport after fiery crash in Gorge

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PRESS RELEASE - Federal Report: Union Pacific’s Failure to Maintain Track Resulted in Mosier Oil Train Derailment
Broken lag bolts collected at the scene of the Mosier oil train derailment. (photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Transportation)

PRESS RELEASE - Federal Report: Union Pacific’s Failure to Maintain Track Resulted in Mosier Oil Train Derailment

Thursday, June 23, 2016

“This is a stinging indictment from a government agency that doesn't typically call out the railroad companies. Union Pacific's assurances of safety have just been derailed,” said Friends' Executive Director Kevin Gorman.

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PRESS RELEASE: Union Pacific Postpones Hearing on Rail Expansion in Mosier
Oil train derailment and fire, seen from the east end of Mosier, June 3, 2016. (photographer: Michael McKaeg)

PRESS RELEASE: Union Pacific Postpones Hearing on Rail Expansion in Mosier

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The move comes as the railroad resumes oil shipments through the Columbia Gorge.

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PRESS RELEASE: Mosier Oil Train Derailment Ignites
Mosier residents' portraits by Vince Ready, Lasting Light Photography (LastingLight.photo)

PRESS RELEASE: Mosier Oil Train Derailment Ignites "Mosier Voices"

Friday, June 17, 2016

The impact from the June 3 oil train derailment and fire on the community of Mosier is real and continuous.

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LISTEN: Friends' Executive Director Talks About Loop Trail Vision
Friends' Executive Director Kevin Gorman on the Mosier Plateau extoling the land and local wine (made by Friends Business Member Analemma Winery).

LISTEN: Friends' Executive Director Talks About Loop Trail Vision

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kevin Gorman stops by KBOO Community Radio to discuss Gorge Towns to Trails and to explain "wiking" in the Gorge.

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PRESS RELEASE: Coal Terminal Study Vastly Underestimates Coal Dust Threat
Coal dust blow-off along Burlington Northern railroad tracks litters the banks of the Columbia River at Columbia Hills State Park, WA.

PRESS RELEASE: Coal Terminal Study Vastly Underestimates Coal Dust Threat

Monday, June 13, 2016

Experts and field studies show coal pollution from rail transport would be significantly higher than study predicts.

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