• Posts Tagged ‘oil’

    Exxon After Arkansas: Greenwashing from Coast to Coast

    by  • April 17, 2013 • Sasha, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 1 Comment


    By Sasha Ross If you live in Oregon, you are familiar with the spectacle of greenwashing at the highest levels of political theater. As Portland gears up to host the UN’s World Environment Day, the international attention almost obscures the plans for multiple freeway expansions, a Nestle water bottling plant, huge timber sales (whispers...

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    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the TransCanada Luncheon.

    by  • March 27, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 8 Comments


    Wednedsay, March 27 2013 • Portland, Oregon Several weeks ago, the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) posted notice for one of their semi-regular luncheons where cherished bicycle infrastructure and livable cities proponent U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer would be the noted speaker.  For many who were informed of this notice, the idea of Earl speaking in front...

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    Rep. Blumenauer: Say No to Transcanada & the Portland Business Alliance

    by  • March 22, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 3 Comments


    Representative Blumenauer, I stopped by your office yesterday to request, as a constituent, that you withdraw from the March 27th Portland Business Alliance members only luncheon, which is sponsored in part by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is the owner of the Keystone XL pipeline project which aims to transport oil from the Alberta Tar...

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    Snowball Blitz Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Blockade

    by  • January 7, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    Snowball Blitz Solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Blockade by Hart Noecker In northeast Portland, Oregon on a typically overcast Saturday afternoon on January 5th 2013, an act of snowy civil disobedience was about to take place. Along a particularly dismal stretch of 5 lane surface highway sits an unremarkable Chevron petrol station. Motorists loudly race...

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