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Oil Check and Sightline discuss Shell in the Arctic, Exxon's climate coverup and PDX's oil train fight

Port of Longview to build oil refinery they definitely weren’t negotiating with

The Longview Riverside Refinery is just one of many potential projects for region. But this situation is emblematic of a larger trend. Public organizations like the port are colluding with companies to shroud these projects in secrecy. Thankfully Northwesterners of all stripes are speaking out and keeping a watchful eye on our region.

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Oregon has public money tied up in pending local coal and oil projects

We don’t know how much influence these investments play into approving these projects. Yet funds for firefighters, schoolteachers and government employees (even members of the OIC) were all invested in projects that needed state approval.

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Mayor pulls support from Propane Terminal but Pembina “unwilling to walk away”

Many initially chalked the mayor’s statement today as a death sentence for the Canadian company plans. But immediately after, both Pembina and the Port made it clear that they are not giving up.

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NRDC report to the Northwest - "the tar sands invasion is coming"

The oil of Keystone XL infamy is on its way to Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.

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PDX proposed major pollution fee on Canadian propane terminal

Thankfully, Portlanders and concerned folks from around the region are speaking up about shipments of these fuels coming into densely populated areas.

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The Port Westward saga: how a once promising biofuels facility became an oil and coal train hub

After years of loan repayments, legal battles and sparing production, the facility (renamed Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery) was sold to Global Partners in early 2012 for $94.2 million. This is a surprising amount for a struggling site, until it was revealed that the company planned to ship crude oil, not ethanol through the port.

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