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