Ever since last summer, when the city of Portland denied Zenith Energy the Land Use Compatibility (LUCS) statement to expand their oil train operastions in Northwest Portland, it looked like Zenith might actually be forced to shut down. But then to the amazement and dismay of everyone who has worked tirelessly for over four years to stop Zenith's oil trains from threatening our region, Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan reversed course and approved the LUCS in November. On December 14, activists rallied outside and inside City Council Chambers to ask Ryan to rescind the Zenith LUCS.
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Extinction Rebellion PDX member Lynn Handlin about the results of this action.
Lynn Spitaleri Handlin is an organizer and activist with Extinction Rebellion PDX, and founding member of Cascadia Magical Activists. She spends much of her free time doing habitat restoration work with Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Mt Tabor Weed Warriors.
photo credit: Dr. Stallings
Let Dan Ryan hear your voice: 503-823-3589 commissionerRyanoffice@portlandoregon.gov
January 17th is the day of the next “Rumble On The River'' Community Forum on Zenith Energy and the CEI Hub. We look forward to hearing a re-cap of the meeting with Dan Ryan during the Rumble. Rumble #4 will be hosted by the Havurah Climate Action Team.
Tuesday, January 17th
Doors & Info Tables: 6:00 PM Panel: 6:30
825 NW 18th Avenue
Panelists…(more panelists to be included)
Bob Sallinger, Outgoing Conservation Director for Portland Audubon
Melanie Plaut, M.D., Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Barbara Bernstein, Host of KBOO Radio’s Locus Focus and audio documentarian
Jay Wilson, Past Chair, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission. Former Resilience Fellow, National Institute for Standards and Technology
Moderator: Michael Pouncil, Current Chair of the Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group