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Oregon Chapter - Sierra Club

Welcome to the monthly e-mail newsletter of the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!

June 2010-Issue 15

 
Shindig Grilling
Sound Semantics
samadams
JOIN US FOR THE SIERRA CLUB SHINDIG!

That's right, we're throwing a party at our office so that you can learn about the work we're doing in Oregon, hear from compelling speakers, eat great food, and help us thank the volunteers that make our work possible!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND RSVP!

Who:

Sierra Club volunteers, members, and supporters! Everyone is welcome!

What:

The "Sierra Club Shindig" & BBQ

Where:

Sierra Club Office
1821 SE Ankeny Street, Portland
(map)

When?

Saturday, July 10, 4pm-8pm

Why:

Guest speaker: Michael Brune, National Sierra Club Executive Director

Environmental Leadership Award recipient:
Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland

Performance by: Sound Semantics

Click here for the complete event schedule!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND RSVP! 


Want to do more to help?  We're looking for some extra hands and loaned equipment like grills and tents.
Click here to learn more and volunteer!



coal plant ANOTHER DECADE IS TOO LONG TO BURN DIRTY COAL!

Oregon's clean energy future can only happen if we take action to kick Oregon's addiction to coal.  On June 23, the Oregon Public Utility Commission will hold an important hearing on the fate of the Boardman coal plant and whether Portland General Electric should close it in the next five years, in another decade, or spend $500 million and burn coal through 2040.

What:

When:

Where:

Public Hearing to Decide Coal's Fate in Oregon

Wednesday June 23rd 6:30-8:30 pm

The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland

We need you to attend and tell the PUC that further investment to keep this aging coal plant running is bad for Oregon. You can help ensure Oregon goes coal-free and invests in a clean energy future!

Come early for a special pre-hearing briefing and get all the info you need. Get a free t-shirt, sign up to testify, and learn how we can end our reliance on coal by 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Portland Building, Room B.  E-mail Robin Everett for more information.

eastside forest EASTSIDE FOREST BILL NEEDS YOUR INPUT!

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is taking testimony on S. 2895, Senator Wyden's eastside forest bill, until June 18. While supportive of some of the provisions of the bill, including protection for large diameter trees, the Sierra Club has raised concerns over the how the bill would do away with administrative appeals that help prevent damaging logging projects, and arbitrary acreage targets that could push logging into sensitive old growth forest stands. You can learn more about the Sierra Club's concerns on our blog. 

Please click here to send a note to Senator Wyden and the Senate Energy Committee urging them to improve on S. 2895.
 
 

wild rogue TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR NEW OREGON WILDERNESS!

While eastside forests are getting a lot of attention, important proposals to protect new Wilderness and wild rivers in Oregon appear to be stalled. Please contact Senator Wyden and urge him to move forward with legislation to protect nearly 60,000 acres along the Rogue River in southwest Oregon, and move forward swiftly with other stalled legislation to protect important wild forests in Oregon. Click here to send your message to Senator Wyden!
 

LNG Rally

PALOMAR PIPELINE THREAT STILL ALIVE!

On May 27th over 250 concerned citizens rallied outside the NW Natural Gas shareholders meeting in Portland to call for an end to their Palomar Gas Pipeline. Despite the huge victory over Bradwood Landing LNG on the Columbia River, NW Natural is still planning to build the Palomar pipeline across the Mt. Hood National Forest, and Bradwood Landing’s federal permit to develop an LNG terminal and associated pipelines is still active. We need to be sure that the bankruptcy of Bradwood translates to real action from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the Bradwood LNG terminal and the associated Palomar Pipeline. Click here and help us to make that happen by contacting our US Senators and asking them to urge FERC to pull the plug on the Bradwood and Palomar applications
 

Wolf Pup Howling  CELEBRATING OUR RECENT VICTORIES!

Sierra Club Home Weatherization efforts pay off!
On the heels of the late April announcement that Oregon is receiving $20 million in federal money to create green jobs in home weatherization, the City of Portland announced approval of a Sierra Club supported proposal to weatherize 100 homes in a NE Portland neighborhood this summer. As part of Portland's Clean Energy Works program, the Sierra Club will be partnering with a diverse group of labor, community organizations and weatherization contractors to save energy, cut energy bills and create jobs. Our Chapter Chair, Wes Kempfer, has already been spotlighted by the US Department of Energy for his efforts. Will you be next? Stay tuned for details!
 
 
Donate to the Oregon Chapter Today! MAKE AN INVESTMENT! OUR WORK DEPENDS ON YOU!

Did you know that it costs the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter about $2,000 a month to keep the doors open? This includes expenses critical to our success - like office rent, utilities, and telephones.

It's easier than ever to give a monthly, sustaining gift to the Oregon Sierra Club! Your ongoing donations ensure a continuing source of funds throughout the year and make a huge difference in our ability to continue the work that we do. 
In the next six months, we're hoping to convince 200 committed Sierra Club supporters like you to contribute just $10 or more each month to help us cover these important expenses. Click here to make a monthly contribution to the Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter!
 
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GET OUTDOORS!
Summer has arrived and it's time to get outside and enjoy Oregon's environment (and maybe even learn more about how you can get involved with the Oregon Sierra Club!)
 Check out our outings calendar to see a list of activities in your area!

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GET INVOLVED!
The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization for a reason -- our volunteers are an integral part of everything we do!  Whether you're interested in attending a meeting, tabling at an event, analyzing policy, helping us fundraise, or lending your handy skills around the office, there's a place for you! Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Sierra Club! 

LIKE TO HIKE?
Help us update our 50 Hikes of the Tillamook State Forest hiking guide! Contact Ivan Maluski to help us update trail descriptions and take photos of special places in the Tillamook State Forest that deserve permanent protection!


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