• Posts Tagged ‘tar sands’

    Portland to DEQ: “NO COAL”

    by  • July 11, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, The Shaming Room • 4 Comments

    IMG_2909

    Rather than write my own account of the DEQ’s Coyote Island coal export terminal draft permit hearings, I’m going to embed my favorite videos of community members who spoke against the permits inside the hearings and at the People’s Hearing outside of the Oregon Convention Center. If you’re looking to be inspired and to...

    Read more →

    Exxon After Arkansas: Greenwashing from Coast to Coast

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

    OIL

    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...

    Read more →

    Melting the planet the right way: Earl Blumenauer on Keystone XL

    by  • March 29, 2013 • Stephyn, The Shaming Room • 3 Comments

    IMG_0121

    Two days ago I demonstrated outside the Portland Business Alliance in downtown Portland. There are lots of good reasons to demonstrate against the PBA, but on this occasion my friends had learned that Earl Blumenauer, an alleged “climate hawk” and ally in Congress, was attending a luncheon sponsored by TransCanada. TransCanada, of course, is...

    Read more →

    Bicycle Raiders Redux: Blockade Solidarity In the Greenwash City

    by  • March 23, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    IMG_9908

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 • Portland, Oregon Like this Monday’s previous Tar Sands Blockade solidarity ‘Worst Polluters‘ tour, Friday evening saw a second critical mass of activists taking to the streets to challenge the corporate status quo and speak two-wheeled truth to corrupt capitalist power.  Once again the meet up point was Northeast Portland’s...

    Read more →

    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

    PBA NO WAY

    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...

    Read more →

    Open Letter to ESCO Corporation

    by  • March 19, 2013 • Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.30.56 PM

    This letter was delivered to ESCO Corporation as a part of March 18′s Tour of Portland’s Worst Polluters Ride – Tar Sands Edition: TO:           Calvin Collins, Corporate Officers, and ESCO Corporation Employees RE:           ESCO’s Legacy and Place in the Community DATE:      March 18, 2013 ESCO, we’ve come to...

    Read more →

    Brand Portland — The Greenwashing Machine

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Sustainable Pollution

    I still live in Portland because of a vision that our unique culture could be animated into a real political force for an equitable and sustainable future. Despite my optimism, I couldn’t help but laugh when I found out that Portland is going to be highlighted as a model of urban sustainability for World Environment...

    Read more →

    Tar Sands Blockade Solidarity — Call for Submissions

    by  • March 10, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    TSB-FB_TK_SMALL

    In order to support our brothers and sisters fighting the good fight by blockading the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Mismanaging Perception is making a call out for articles to highlight climate profiteers in Portland and greater Cascadia. Although the Tar Sands Blockade is aimed at stopping Keystone XL, there are a number...

    Read more →

    ESCO Steel — A legacy worth celebrating?

    by  • February 16, 2013 • Rebel Portland, Stephyn, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Screen shot 2013-02-15 at 5.30.56 PM

    ESCO steel reported $849 million in global sales in 2010. This was enough to earn them lavish praise from local business journalist Richard Read, who suggests that companies like ESCO form an under-appreciated but decidedly manly backbone for Portland’s “weird” economy. One of ESCO’s plants is actually five blocks from Chapman elementary in Northwest...

    Read more →