Rumble on the River #11

Rumble #11 will focus on Controversial Solutions of Climate Change. A number of these fossil fuel stand-ins are projected for our region’s near future. The panel will focus on projects that are promoted by the fossil fuel and financial industries: biomass, renewable diesel, hydrogen and carbon offsets.

Rumble On The River Community Forums bring together expert voices to lay out the potential hazards of having 90% of Oregon’s fuel stored within city limits. The CEI—Critical Energy Infrastructure—Hub, a 6-mile stretch of aging tank farms, stands on a seismic liquefaction zone. The predicted event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake has the potential for a Deepwater Horizon level spill right here on Portland’s riverfront. The CEI Hub poses serious health, safety, cultural, social justice, economic and environmental risks to every Portland neighborhood and the entire Northwest region. Zenith Energy stores and transports oil through the CEI Hub.

Rumble topics include urban forests, shade equity, the heat dome phenomenon, Columbia & Willamette River ecosystems, floodplain resilience and salmon restoration. 

Rumble Panel

Alex Budd---Organizer with Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance

Barbara Bernstein–-Audio/video documentarian, media gadfly, host of KBOO Radio’s Locus Focus 

Barbara Haya—Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy where she directs the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project

Melanie Plaut---Retired OB-Gyn with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 

Rita Vaughan Frost— Forest Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Nature Program



350PDX — Alliance for Democracy — Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association — Braided River Campaign — Breach Collective — Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association — Columbia Riverkeeper — Cully Neighborhood Association — EcoFaith Recovery — Extinction Rebellion PDX — First Unitarian Portland — Havurah Climate Action Team — Human Access Project — Kenton Neighborhood Association — Linnton Neighborhood Association — Mosquito Fleet — Mt Tabor Neighborhood Association — Neighbors for Clean Air — Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club — Oregon Conservancy Foundation — Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility — Pearl District Neighborhood Association — P.E.S.T. Projection — Portland Audubon — Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group — Portland Harbor Community Coalition — Portland Jobs with Justice — Portland Raging Grannies — Portland Youth Climate Strike — Portsmouth Neighborhood Association — Sauvie Island Neighborhood Association — St. Johns Neighborhood Association — Sunrise Movement-PDX — Third Act Oregon — Willamette Riverkeeper

December 14, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 NE 14th (x NE
Portland, OR 97212
United States
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