Oct 31st Mult Co commission New resolution Opposing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure-Join us on October 31, at the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners meeting, to support their new resolution opposing fossil fuel infrastructure!
This resolution is important. Not only does it set out the County's opposition to new and expanded fossil fuel infrastructure, but it outlines their goal to hold industries financially accountable for the risks they impose on communities - from spills, explosions, and derailments - and climate change.
We'll also hear testimony from experts, activists and residents.
When: Thursday, October 31 @ 9:30 - 11:30AM (time still uncertain)
Where: Multnomah County - 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3560, United States
This resolution comes after the County voted earlier this year to fund a study of the risks from a disaster at the Critical Energy Infrastructure hub in Northwest Portland, and the financial burden residents would carry. The hub in NW Portland houses 95% of Oregon's transportation fuels as well as numerous other hazardous and explosive materials. These tank farms are also built on soils that would liquefy in an earthquake, potentially causing massive explosions and spills in the river. As the recent explosions at a fuel terminal in Contra Costa County shows, we cannot wait to act to protect our City and river from this dangerous infrastructure.
Facebook Event Link-https://www.facebook.com/events/2487553934859543/
501 SE Hawthorn Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
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