Portland, OR, City Council Will Vote On Resolution Opposing New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

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Media Contact: Mia Reback, Organizer, 350PDX, mia@350pdx.org, 310-717-7966

Nick Caleb, Legal Fellow, Center for Sustainable Economy (CSE), nick.caleb@gmail.com, 541-891-6761

Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper, dserres@gmail.com, 503-890-2441

Portland, OR, City Council Will Vote On Resolution Opposing New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

PORTLAND - The Portland City Council is set to vote on a resolution opposing new fossil fuel infrastructure on November 12th at 2pm (Resolution 1157). The resolution will be the strongest local fossil fuel infrastructure ban in the country. The hearing is scheduled for three hours, and the City Council will hear testimony on proposed amendments from Commissioners Fish and Novick before the City Council votes on the resolution.

Community leaders will be available for interviews before and after the hearing.

What: Portland City Council Hearing and Vote on the Fossil Fuel Resolution

When: Thursday November 12th, 2-5PM.

Where: Portland City Hall

The Fossil Fuel Resolution follows the passage of a resolution to oppose new oil train traffic in Portland. The resolution also allows the City of Portland to go on record opposing the proposed Tesoro-Savage Oil Terminal in Vancouver, WA.

Community Groups including members of the Climate Action Coalition and 350PDX plan to fill City Hall on Thursday with creative visuals to show support for this landmark resolution.

The Fossil Fuel Resolution is being supported by community and environmental groups including 350PDX, Portland Audubon Society, Center for Sustainable Economy, member groups of the Climate Action Coalition, and Columbia Riverkeeper; and by the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

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