PRESS RELEASE: Wasco County Approves Rail Expansion 5-2
Aerial shot of Mosier, OR, after a Union Pacific oil train derailed and caught fire there on June 3, 2016. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)

PRESS RELEASE: Wasco County Approves Rail Expansion 5-2

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Planning Commission has ignored concerns raised by elected officials, Mosier residents, Tribes, and county staff.

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PRESS RELEASE: Union Pacific Off the Rails, Again
Smoke rises above the oil train derailment in Mosier, OR, on June 3, 2016. (photographer: John Sepulvedo, Oregon Public Broadcasting)

PRESS RELEASE: Union Pacific Off the Rails, Again

Monday, September 26, 2016

As Wasco County considers UP’s Mosier rail expansion today, another derailment hits Oregon.

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Railroad's Bid to Exclude Evidence in Coal Dust Suit Is Denied
A coal train travels over an eastern Columbia Gorge waterway. (photographer: Kathy Fors)

Railroad's Bid to Exclude Evidence in Coal Dust Suit Is Denied

Thursday, September 22, 2016

"On the one hand, BNSF argues that we didn’t have specific evidence and when we did provide it, they tried to get it excluded...they’re talking out of both sides of their caboose."

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PRESS RELEASE: Historic Columbia River Highway Bingo Kicks Off September 24
An awe-inspiring sight from one of many vantage points along the Historic Highway. This one is near Shepperds Dell. (Wesley Andrews Company historic postcard)

PRESS RELEASE: Historic Columbia River Highway Bingo Kicks Off September 24

Monday, September 12, 2016

An old-fashioned road trip Bingo game launches this fall to celebrate centennial.

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Gorge Leaders and Public Unanimously Oppose Union Pacific Rail Expansion
Mayors Stephen Lawrence (The Dalles), Arlene Burns (Mosier), and Paul Blackburn (Hood River) speak at a rally prior to a Wasco County Planning Commission hearing on rail expansion proposal. (photographer: Rick Rappaport)

Gorge Leaders and Public Unanimously Oppose Union Pacific Rail Expansion

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hundreds speak out at a hearing in The Dalles against increased rail traffic.

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Historic Highway State Trail: New Section Opens September 24!
Starvation Creek Falls (photographer: Warren Morgan)

Historic Highway State Trail: New Section Opens September 24!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Reconstruction of the original Columbia River Highway continues with this car-free, 1.2-mile section.

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Mosier Pushes Back Against Rail Expansion
A tower of smoke rises from the oil train derailment and fire at Mosier, OR, June 3, 2016. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)

Mosier Pushes Back Against Rail Expansion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

After an oil train derailment caused a massive fire people, Mosier residents are preparing to fight against a proposed rail expansion in their town.

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PRESS RELEASE: Experts Say Rail Expansion in Mosier, OR Could Double Rail Traffic Through Gorge
June 5, 2016: Union Pacific crews lay new rail line at site of Mosier oil train derailment and fire just two days earlier. (photographer: Peter Cornelison)

PRESS RELEASE: Experts Say Rail Expansion in Mosier, OR Could Double Rail Traffic Through Gorge

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Union Pacific Railroad is drastically underestimating rail traffic and oil train increases.

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PRESS RELEASE: Judge: No Constitutional Problem in Oregon’s Denial of Columbia River Coal  Export Terminal
A coal train blows off coal dust in the eastern Columbia River Gorge. (photographer: Julie Coop)

PRESS RELEASE: Judge: No Constitutional Problem in Oregon’s Denial of Columbia River Coal Export Terminal

Friday, August 12, 2016

Coal port proponents go 0-7 in first round of legal challenge to state’s denial of key permit

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How Bad Could the Mosier Oil Spill Have Been?
An oil train fire rages on near the bank of the Columbia River on Friday, June 3, 2016. (photographer: John Sepulvedo, Oregon Public Broadcasting)

How Bad Could the Mosier Oil Spill Have Been?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

If it had to happen, it could have been much worse. That’s the sentiment in Mosier, where a train loaded with highly volatile Bakken crude oil derailed two months ago.

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