Portland's Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban Hits an Obstacle


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Mon, 07/24/2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Portland City Council passes Fossil Fuel Storage Ban, 12-14-2016

On July 19, 2017 the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled that Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, passed unanimously in December of 2016, is inconsistent with the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Portland’s fossil fuel policy intended to prevent new major fossil fuel infrastructure projects in the City. This ruling is likely to be appealed to the State Court of Appeals.

On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with 350PDX Lead Organizer and Development Coordinator Mia Reback about what the LUBA ruling means for Portland's ability to determine its own fossil fuel-free future.

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