Supporters of the fossil fuel infrastructure resolution take part in a rally on Nov. 4.

‘The Tides Are Turning’: Portland Passes Landmark Resolution Against Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

By Andrea Germanos

November 13, 2015

Excerpt: “In what climate activists are celebrating as a “landmark” win, the Portland (Oregon) City Council on Thursday unanimously voted to pass a resolution opposing the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the city and its adjacent waterways.

“This is a huge victory for the movement and for climate stability,” stated Mia Reback, climate organizer for 350PDX, which joined groups including Rising Tide, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Portland Audubon Society in supporting the resolution.

Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director of Columbia Riverkeeper, writes (pdf) that the Oregon city’s resolution “takes a strong stand against this fossil fuel infrastructure and has the teeth to succeed.”