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    Charlie Hales Propane Scheme Contradicts Portland’s Climate Action Plan

    by  • December 3, 2014 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This article was originally published on Blue Oregon. This September, a few noteworthy news stories broke that seemed to escape public consciousness. One was on Portland winning global honors for it’s Climate Action Plan. From a city press release: “Portland is among 10 cities worldwide to receive the C40 City Climate Leadership Awards 2014. Portland is developing ‘complete...

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    PRT Tug-o-War at the DEQ

    by  • April 28, 2014 • Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    Earlier today, as part of the Global Climate Convergence, activists with Portland Rising Tide staged a direct action in the lobby of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in protest of the agency’s complacency with corporate polluters poisoning the planet. From the action’s event page: “Join Portland Rising Tide and others Monday, April 28th...

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    How Corrupted is the OLCV?

    by  • February 17, 2014 • Hart, Nature's Trust, The Shaming Room, Water Wars • 2 Comments

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    Last week at a public hearing over the proposed Columbia River Crossing freeway expansion, Oregon League of Conservation Voters executive director Doug Moore sat down in the capitol building in Salem to testify against the bloated mega-project. After refusing to oppose the CRC during the 2013 legislative session, and after refusing to even sign...

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    Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing

    by  • January 12, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 2 Comments

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    In the last two years I’ve written over 20 articles breaking down why the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion isn’t just failed transportation policy, but why it’s an outright nightmare totally out of line with the values our community champions.  From historical precedent, to strange-bedfellow political opposition, to austerity, to the growing climate crisis, to Charlie...

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    Salem CRC Hearing Liveblog: Round 2

    by  • January 10, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment

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    Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. ••• Due to technical...

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    Like A Woman Needs A Bicycle

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Guest, Rebel Portland • 10 Comments

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    Guest post: Meg Brennan is the most kindred of souls. She lives with a cat named Scout and a rabbit named Walter. If you grow close to her, expect to be showered in whiskey and cupcakes. ••I didn’t know I was going to name the bike Barbara Gordon, or if I was really going to like...

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    Columbia River Crossing Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them

    by  • November 5, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 2 Comments

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    This piece was originally published on Rebel Metropolis. Okay, I’m gonna try to keep this one short. After dancing on the grave of the CRC this summer, I’ve largely refrained from dragging myself through the nauseating task of tapping fingers to keyboard yet again over this $4 to $10 billion dollar mistake that just...

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    An Interview with The Empowered Woman

    by  • October 25, 2013 • Guest • 2 Comments

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    Guest post: Meg Brennan is the most kindred of souls. She lives with a cat named Scout and a rabbit named Walter. If you grow close to her, expect to be showered in whiskey and cupcakes. •• The Empowered Woman has chosen where we will have our interview (“She is choosing the place,” her...

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    ‘Scorched Earth Urbanism’ and other Quasi-Satirical Street Vocabularies

    by  • October 7, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    This article originally appeared on RebelMetropolis.org. When defining a new term, or redefining a marginalized term, it helps to define its converse. The word ‘sustainable’ has become such a meaningless marketing brand. If we’re going to take this one back from the PR firms we’ll need to draw a few lines. The opposite of...

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