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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WA Attorney General: Say No to Oil Terminal Project
Train filled with Bakken crude oil moves on Burlington Northern tracks along WA-14 in the Columbia Gorge. (photographer: Joe Urmos)

WA Attorney General: Say No to Oil Terminal Project

Friday, July 29, 2016

Bob Ferguson: Potential risks, costs "dramatically" outweigh benefits of terminal

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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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