• Posts Tagged ‘john kitzhaber’

    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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    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 • 1 Comment

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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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    ‘Operation CRC’ Needs You!

    by  • September 19, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This last week has seen a blitz of Columbia River Crossing updates. We learned the now dead freeway expansion and light rail project will likely see an attempted reanimation via a special legislative session originally focused on tax increases and gutting public employee pensions. We learned that the Oregon-only plan being shoved forward will sink...

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    The CRC: Another Dead Freeway

    by  • June 30, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 10 Comments

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    As I begin writing this, Saturday night, June 29th, 2013, news of the death of the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion has just been published. Just hours ago the Portland Tribune broke the story: CRC champion and Oregon governor John Kitzhaber had admitted defeat, declaring the decade long project that has already wasted $170 million...

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    Rudy Crew – Unabashed Neoliberal

    by  • May 19, 2013 • Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room, Tracy • 5 Comments

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    Recently, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer (CEO) Rudy Crew wrote an editorial in the Portland Tribune purportedly distancing his plans for education “reform” from the much-maligned standardized testing regime being foisted upon our youth. Here are some comments on his editorial I made in an email exchange that I’ve chosen to publish as a free standing...

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    Bicycle Brigade Raid On Portland’s Worst Polluters

    by  • March 18, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 18 Comments

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    March 18, 2013 • Portland, Oregon Today’s Tar Sands Blockade solidarity action consisted of some 60 cyclists touring the offices and headquarters of Portland’s worst polluters. While often lauded by the likes of the New York Times as being a bastion of sustainability and forward thinking green politics, Portland houses some of the most ecologically...

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    Ghosts Under the Freeway

    by  • March 9, 2013 • Austerity, Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 4 Comments

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    In the last several months since Oregon governor John Kitzhaber declared that “now is the time” to build the 12 lane, 5 mile long Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion, most of the myths proponents have been pushing have been debunked by the press.  Even more, accusations of ethics violations and the corrupt politics that...

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