Stop Fracked Gas-Fired Power Plant

Do you want another climate-polluting fracked gas power plant in Oregon? If not, take action today: Tell Governor Brown and the Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC) to reject the so-called Perennial Wind Chaser facility (aka fracked gas power plant) proposed near Hermiston, Oregon.

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Millennium Loses in Court

Great news! Millennium lost in court again. And this is a big one. Today, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled that the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properly denied the sub-lease for the coal export terminal.


Bradford Island Cleanup on OPB

Did you know resident fish caught near Bradford Island contain some of the highest levels of cancer-causing PCBs in the Pacific Northwest? Learn about Bradford Island—and how we’re working in solidarity with Yakama Nation to hold the government accountable.


Study on Snake River Restoration

A new study finds “society would likely be better off without the [four Lower Snake] dams.” Economic benefits from salmon recovery, recreation, and cost savings far outweigh the costs of removing dams, replacing electricity, and addressing irrigation and transportation.


Nichols Natural Area Success

Students learn, plants grow, and community roots dig deep at the Nichols Natural Area. Read more to learn about recent developments with our education program and flourishing riparian habitat.


Meet New Staff & Board

Community Organizer Kate Murphy supports local efforts to fight fossil fuel proposals. Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse created Riverkeeper in 2000! David Spurr is a financial analyst drawn to our strategic work. Cathy Sampson-Kruse is a long-time advocate for clean water and climate. 


August Spotlight: H20 Heroes

As our Water Quality Technicians, Sam and Carly test water quality at 16 beaches in the Columbia Gorge and Portland area. We post the results on Swim Guide so you can swim and enjoy the Columbia without worrying about exposure to harmful bacteria.


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