Columbia River Gorge

Help protest appalling new fossil fuel projects in the Columbia River Gorge!
 

The Columbia River and Gorge are national treasures, but the fossil fuel industry has viewed them as a corridor for transporting coal, oil and gas from extraction sites in the interior to processing plants and shipping ports on the West Coast. 

Many projects have been defeated through rigorous and persistent legal and activist efforts. Columbia Riverkeeper is a leader of this resistance, fighting fossil fuels relentlessly. Two proposed projects still threaten to bring massive amounts of fracked gas to the Columbia River.

Many projects have been defeated through rigorous and persistent legal and activist efforts. Columbia Riverkeeper is a leader of this resistance, fighting fossil fuels relentlessly. Two proposed projects still threaten to bring massive amounts of fracked gas to the Columbia River.

Perennial Wind Chaser near Umatilla, Oregon

The Wind Chaser is a proposed fracked gas power plant near Umatilla, Oregon. Although the facility has not gained needed permits or found a buyer for its power, it began construction illegally.

Help hold Perennial Wind Chaser Station accountable for breaking the law

Gas-to-Methanol Refinery in Kalama, Washington

Most natural gas in the U.S. and Canada is produced by fracking (hydraulic fracturing), a particularly destructive process. The refinery proposed for Kalama would use up to 320 million cubic feet of fracked gas to produce methanol for export to China for fuel or making plastic. Opposition has been going for years and it’s not over yet.

Tell the Washington Department of Ecology to say “No!” to the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery.

Wahclella Falls Trail offers a relatively easy hike through a slot canyon to one of the more spectacular waterfalls in the Gorge.