Green Drinks on Aug. 7 to focus on fossil fuel transit in Gorge

As we stood on the beach at Rowena last week watching an interminably long oil train head west along the Washington shore, we river users wondered aloud, “What if …?”

If you have similar concerns about carbon resource shipments through the Gorge, you may want to attend the next Green Drinks event organized by Gorge Owned. People from Columbia Riverkeeper will provide an overview of fossil fuel shipments through the Columbia River Gorge National … Scenic(?) Area.

The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, Griffin House, 4168 Westcliff Dr, in Hood River.

Columbia Riverkeeper’s Staff Attorney, Lauren Goldberg, will talk about fracked gas projects, coal export, and oil-by-rail transit and how they threaten the Columbia River.

Learn how the public is fighting back—from grassroots organizing, to cutting edge lawsuits, to advocating for new laws to protect public safety, clean water, and strong salmon runs.

This event is co-sponsored by the Griffin House, Columbia Riverkeeper, and gorgecurrent.com. Admission is a $5 minimum suggested donation, waived for current Gorge Owned members, and includes your first glass of wine by Cathedral Ridge and light appetizers by White Buffalo.

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