A majority of members of a public committee guiding a study about the potential health risks of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminal’s coal terminal are recommending that the dock should not be built.Read more
Read the Earthfix story quoting Oregon PSR Executive Director, Kelly Campbell.
Oregon PSR is proud to present a new report by member Patricia Kullberg, MD, MPH on racial and economic health disparities in Portland and how the Portland Clean Energy Initiative will benefit the health of Portland’s low-income residents and people of color.Read more
"The air throughout Portland is thick with diesel pollution. Doctors say cleaning it up would benefit the health of everyone in the city. And yet, at every level of government little is being done."
Read the full article by Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate in Cascadia Times. Photo by Paul Koberstein.Read more
Have you changed addresses recently? Celebrated your 18th birthday? Make sure to register to vote or update your registration by no later than Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 to vote in the November 2018 general election.Read more
KELSO, WASHINGTON - Cowlitz County officials released a Health Impact Statement (HIA) on Monday, September 10th that reaffirms the serious adverse public health impacts of the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, Washington. The focus of the HIA is on neighborhoods near the proposed terminal and facilities along the BNSF line in Cowlitz County. The document underscores the potential negative impacts to communities already experiencing significant health disparities.Read more
Oregon PSR encourages all Oregonians to get out and vote. We're engaged on many ballot measures for November 2018 that have profound implications for health, equity, democracy, and the environment. Continue reading Oregon PSR's November 2018 ballot measure guide and make sure that you are registered to vote!Read more
Thanks so much to everyone who attended and supported Facing America's Nuclear Legacy: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, & the Pacific Islands, our Monday, August 6th memorial event honoring the lives lost to atomic weapons in Japan in 1945 and in the Pacific Islands due to nuclear weapons testing throughout the Cold War. There was great turnout for the event, and we appreciate everyone who came out to honor the lives destroyed by nuclear weapons, learn more, and get involved in Oregon PSR's work for a world free of the threat of these morally unacceptable weapons of indiscriminate mass destruction.Read more
Oregon PSR opposes Measure 105 (formerly known as IP 22), an attempt by the anti-immigrant hate group Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) to repeal our state’s 30-year-old inclusivity law (ORS 181A.820). OFIR is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a nativist extremist group with ties to white nationalism. Measure 105 puts repealing our 1987 inclusivity law, which is strongly supported by state and local law enforcement, onto Oregon's November 2018 ballot.Read more
Oregon PSR serves on the Steering Committee for the Portland Clean Energy Fund local ballot measure campaign. We’re still celebrating the submission of over 61,000 signatures earlier this month. Thank you for your support! Next, we’re training volunteers to canvass for the Portland Clean Energy Fund to ensure that it passes with a wide margin this November 2018.Read more