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November 28, 2016  Update 



Tuesday November 29
5:30-7:30 pm
 Ike Box Cafe 

299 Cottage St. NE Salem Map

cafe purchases support the Ike Box's non-profit youth programs
The 2017 Oregon Legislature will soon be in session.  Effective state-level climate policy is now more important than ever.  Renew Oregon will present a lobby training in Salem to get us ready to advocate for strong climate-protective legislation.

Please RSVP so we will have sufficient materials for everyone and can notify you in case of a any change

RSVP to  Subject Line: Lobbying 101
In the message indicate your state Representative and state Senator.  You can look them up here (scroll down right column to "Who Represents Me?" and enter your address). 


Rally at Wells Fargo downtown branch

Thursday December 1 at Noon
580 State St. Salem, OR 97301
National Day of Action against banks
financing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Benefit Concert for Standing Rock
Saturday December 10 at 7:30 pm
Ike Box Cafe Ballroom 299 Cottage St. NE 

$10 Admission (donate more if you can)
Sponsored by 350 Salem OR & Oregon PeaceWorks

Want to go beyond demonstrating
against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

and in favor of Standing Rock?
Your $10 admission will help fund local people who will travel to Standing Rock bringing needed skills, supplies and equipment.

Providing the evening’s entertainment will be:
Peter Bergel and Friends - who will get you singing great social change songs
Native drummers
One Tribe - performing World Music
Rainbow Electric – a Portland jam band
and a speaker who recently returned from Standing Rock

Reserve Your Seats Now 
Purchase your tickets at 
Advance purchase tickets will be held for you at the door.
Tickets will also be available at the door,
but this will be a popular event and may sell out.
If you can’t attend, but still want to contribute,
visit: .
Please feel free to donate more than the $10 admission fee using this link.
For more information, email
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Stop Coal Exports in the Pacific NW. Millenium Bulk Terminal in
Longview, WA
Public Comments deadline November 29

Find a summary of the DEIS and link to the full DEIS text and information for submitting written comments here at Columbia Riverkeper.

This would be the largest coal export terminal in North America, handling up to 44 million tons of coal per year brought through the Columbia River Gorge on as many as eight mile-plus long coal trains per day (plus eight return trips).  We can and we must defeat this one too. This is the last of the many coal export projects proposed for the Pacific NW. The others have been defeated or withdrawn after years of persistent opposition by communities, tribes, and environmental, public health and climate action organizations. 
The Army Corps of Engineers released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Millenium Bulk Terminal Coal Export project in Longview, WA.  
According to Columbia Riverkeeper "The Army Corps’ review focuses narrowly on the project’s impacts at the terminal site, ignoring pollution and safety effects from sixteen new trains traveling through Spokane, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and dozens of communities along the rail line.....the massive dust loss from open-top coal trains – an average of 500 pounds per car....[and] climate impacts from mining and burning 44 million tons of coal per year."
Say No to LNG Export in Coos Bay and Fracked Gas Pipeline
Demand that Governor Brown and state agencies deny permits for the Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Coos Bay and its 230 mile fracked gas feeder Pacific Connector Pipeline. Once again both the Department of State Lands and the Department of Environmental Quality have delayed their final decisions on permits for these projects. The federal permitting agency said no, but has not yet decided whether to allow an appeal by the companies. State agencies are charged with protecting Oregon’s environment and communities. They should just say No LNG No Pipeline and stop this once and for all. For more information, and to sign a petition to state officials, please go to
Yet another fossil fuel project putting the Columbia River at risk. The world's largest gas-to-methanlol processing facility has been proposed for the Columbia RIver port of Kalama a few miles upriver from Langview.The methanol would be shipped to China for use in making plastics.

On October 20 "Columbia Riverkeeper, the Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity challenged the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the world’s largest gas-to-methanol proposal at the Port of Kalama. The Kalama, Washington, plant would consume one-third as much gas as the entire state of Washington and condemn private land to build a new pipeline. The appeal seeks full disclosure of the proposal’s air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and the new gas pipelines feeding fracked gas to the refinery....If the appeal succeeds, the Port of Kalama will have to take another crack at the environmental review and account for climate, public health, and other impacts from the project" Find out more at Columbia Riverkeeper and stay tuned for more develoments.   Sightline Institute also has been researching this proposal and what it would mean for the Pacific NW - another new pipeline for one thing.

Today Monday November 28 Salem City Council 6:30 pm Special Location Loucks Auditorium at Salem Public Library 585 Liberty St. SE Salem
Salem City Council will censure and accept Councilor Daniel Benjamin's resignation following exposure of his pattern of bigoted posts and comments on social media, This meeting will be in the larger venue of Loucks Auditorium so that the Salem community can come together to express our resolve to act against intolerance. Representatives from organizaitons advocating for immigrants and people of color and allies will speak during the comment period. Come early to sign up  if you want to speak too.

Monday December 5 Salem City Council 6:30 pm Council Chambers CIvic Center 555 Liberty St. SE  The City Council will vote to expand the Urban Growth Boundary for the 3rd Bridge and to add the 3rd Bridge to the Salem Transportation System Plan and Comprehensive Plan. The 3rd bridge (aka Salem RIver Crossing) would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and acording to its own technical reports, would increase future greenhouse gas emissions compared to the No Build alternative.  Transportation studies show over and over again that trying to relieve congestion by building new roads and bridges only induces more traffic to fill the larger space.  Relieving congestion is a matter of building capacity, convenience and safety for alternative transportion modes: walking, bicycling and publc transit; and land use planning that brings together homes, jobs, recreation, shopping areas and services. The Council closed further comment after the joint Salem, Keizer, Marion & Poilk County hearing in October.  We wonl't be able to speak, but we can show up to show our opposition,  For more information see No 3rd Bridge .

White Supremacists Think Their Man Won the White House
From the Southern Poverty Law Center which " dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. "
Join 350 Salem OR's Letter to the Editor crew
The president-elect denies climate change, but we have a plan to keep climate change in the public eye here in Salem with a flow of Letters to the Editor (aka LTEs) to the Statesman Journal.  It takes less than an hour to write a good LTE. Each of us can only have one published letter in the SJ per month, so more writers means more LTEs. 
We'll make it easy with topic and resource suggestions, and guidelines for writing an effective LTE. To learn more or  join the LTE crew, email us at:  In the subject line put LTE  Attn: Gary W 
We'll be introducing our new and improved website soon, but we always welcome help with making our web and social media presence as effective as possible. If you have Internet skills or ideas about how we can improve, please contact us at
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