Attend City Council Hearing on Landmark Portland Fossil Fuel Ordinance

Our local environment, community health, and climate face major threats from fossil fuel terminals and the pollution they produce. We need your presence at the City Council hearing on November 20 to help show support for Portland’s fossil fuel ordinance and let the Portland City Council and oil industry know that we don’t want any more expansions of fossil fuel infrastructure to put our community and environment at risk.

Portland City Council Hearing on Fossil Fuel Zoning Code Ordinance
Location: City Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th, Portland OR
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2 – 5 p.m.
Please wear red to demonstrate our unity and strength.

In 2016, after several years of grassroots organizing alongside a broad and diverse coalition, we celebrated a huge local victory when Portland City Council unanimously passed a landmark ordinance prohibiting major new fossil fuel terminals. In the three years since, we stood in coalition alongside the City in defending the ordinance against legal challenges brought by the oil industry. Oregon courts ultimately upheld the City’s constitutional right to enact the ordinance, which has paved the way for other jurisdictions to take action to protect their communities from dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure.

Photo by Rick Rappaport

Now, the City Council will hold a new hearing to resolve minor land use issues identified by Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals. With your support, the City Council will vote to reinstate the ordinance and solidify the code. Help us let City Council know that the people of Portland still say no to fossil fuel expansion by attending to show community support.