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Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
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Project Title:
Protecting the Columbia River from Fossil Fuel Exports
Columbia River Fund, 2018
Project Description:

This grant would support the work of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) to prevent the export of dangerous fossil fuels through the Columbia Watershed. We bring the voice of health and safety to effective coalitions to prevent the export of coal, oil and fracked gas. We coordinate teams of local health professionals who educate and advocate for protecting the health of the most vulnerable communities as we resist the largest coal export terminal in the nation (Millennium in Longview), the largest methanol export terminal in the world (Northwest Innovation Works-NWIW in Kalama), a related proposal lower on the Columbia (NWIW at Port Westward), and other emerging threats. Oregon PSR staff co-directs the Power Past Coal campaign and serves on the Executive Committee of the Stand Up to Oil campaign.