For years, community members, organizations, and coalitions have been calling on the City of Portland to shut down Zenith Energy’s dirty, dangerous oil-by-rail operations in NW Portland. When the City of Portland failed to take action, dedicated community members refused to give up. Now, as Zenith’s Land Use Compatibility statement is up for review, the City Commissioners have the opportunity to say no to Zenith—and put an end to oil-by-rail in Portland.
Today we talk with Nick Caleb, climate and energy attorney with the Breach Collective and Erin Saylor, staff attorney with Columbia Riverkeeper, about the need to stop the City of Portland from locking us into decades of harmful fossil fuels, and put an end to the threat that oil bomb trains pose to our communities.
STOP ZENITH Portland City Commissioners Need to Hear from Us:
Call Portland City Commissioners:
Mayor Ted Wheeler: 503-823-4120
Commissioner Dan Ryan: 503-823-3589
Commissioner Carmen Rubio: 503-823-3008
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty: 503-823-4151
Commissioner Mingus Mapps: 503-823-4682
No expertise needed to call in. No age or voter registration requirement. Call anytime 24/7. Most likely, you won’t speak to a human. Messages go directly to a recording to be counted.
Your call can be as simple as this:
“Hello. This is my message to Mayor Wheeler [or Commissioner_________ ]. My name is_________. I vote [...or I will when I’m old enough]. Please say ‘No’ to Zenith Oil. Thank you.”