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State Convention to be June 2 in Eugene - Sneak Peek of the Draft Agenda

To be held Sunday 2 June 2013 at the Grower's Market across from the Amtrak station in Eugene. Tentatively scheduled from 10 am to 4 pm. Coffee and breakfast refreshments will be provided, lunch will be at local restaurants.

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Meet Oregon's New Green Judge

Pacific Green Party member Matt Donohue has been appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to fill a vacancy on the Benton County bench. Donohue is currently serving his second term on the Corvallis School Board.

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Announcing Green Campaign School Sat March 16 at Portland Cascade Campus

The Pacific Green Party of Oregon is happy to announce that it will sponsor a “Green Campaign School” at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus on Saturday, March 16, in Terrell Hall, from 9am—5:30 pm. The PCC campus is located at 705 N. Killingsworth Street in Portland.

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Let's Tell President Obama to Take Bold Climate Action

From Bill McKibben, Co-Founder, 350.org:

Friends

I immediately added my name to this open letter to President Obama calling for bold climate action, and I hope you will too. Add your name here.

 

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Using a Non-Renewable Resource to Transport a Non-Renewable Resource?

Why on earth would anyone use a non-renewable resource (diesel and bunker fuel) to transport another non-renewable resource (coal) to a distant country?  And degrade the environment all along the way in the process!  You know the answer: it's to make big corporate profits for the Australian company Ambre Energy and Wyoming based Cloud Peak Energy.

Link to background article in Portland Mercury newspaper here.

Info on the lawsuit brought by concerned citizens here.

 

Coaltopia - The Future Of Outdoor Recreation

Allen Schmertzler

Social Comictary: art that polices politics

"as long as there is art, there is hope

The Pacific Green Party Endorses the Move To Amend Campaign

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

For more information on this campaign, follow this link.

Make Your Voice Heard - BLM Taking Public Comments

The BLM is accepting public comments until October 31, 2012 on a 20-year extension of the withdrawal of the Illinois River between Deer Creek and the mouth of Briggs Creek from exploitation under the 1872 Mining Law.

Illinois River

Unless the mineral withdrawal is extended, mining will take precedent over all other uses on this scenic section of the Illinois with disastrous results for the river and the public.

Please take a moment to raise your voice in protecting the environment against corporate greed.

The Community Continues to Speak Out Against Coal Exports

The Lombard Overpass of the railroad cut that bisects St. John’s – from the Willamette River to the Columbia Slough – was the site of an August 18 demonstration, with over 75 activists protesting and educating people about the proposed transportation of coal through Oregon and Washington. With faces smudged in “safe soot” and carrying signs demanding the use of clean energy sources, the crowd engaged passersby both on foot and bike, as well as in car, many of whom were unaware of this toxic proposal.

Story and photos by Pete Shaw - Portland Occupier

Michael Meo at 8/18 Demo

Cascadia Chapter member Michael Meo at right with Green banner

Congressman Peter DeFazio Supports Coal Exports

Read the Oregon Live article regarding another sellout by the Democratic Party. Also Eugene Register Guard article opposing coal trains. And remember, the "free trade" agreements he references are another Democratic Party sellout.

8/18 No Coal Demonstration in Portland

Watch demonstration video.

Read Seattle Times article "Fights (you betcha!) brewing over massive coal-export plans for the Northwest"

Michael Meo

Read 18 August Portland anti-coal demonstration report by Cascadia Chapter member Michael Meo - picture above holding Green Party sign.