Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Opposition to Pembina's plan to build a propane export terminal on the Columbia River
The largest pipeline company in the Alberta tar sands mining industry, Pembina, wants to export propane (a form of liquefied petroleum gas) from the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 on the Columbia River to Asian markets. Pembina’s proposal for this terminal on Hayden Island would create: more profits for fracking and tar sands companies; more mile‐long unit trains of explosive propane cutting through our communities; dangerous, pressurized propane storage tanks endangering workers and neighborhoods; and propane supertankers on the Columbia River. The irony is that Pembina’s proposal comes at a time when the City of Portland is attempting to establish itself as a leader in climate policies and sustainability.
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Community Organizer with Columbia Riverkeeper and Jeff Geisler, chair of the Hayden Island Neighborhood Association, who are working to stop this project.