Alliance and partners raise concerns over city of Portland's fossil fuel policy



Alliance and partners raise concerns over city of Portland's fossil fuel policy

Mayor Charlie Hales introduced a resolution stating that “City Council will oppose expansion of infrastructure who primary purpose is transporting and or storing fossil fuels in or through the city of Portland or adjacent waterways.”
Mayor Charlie Hales introduced a resolution stating that “City Council will oppose expansion of infrastructure who primary purpose is transporting and or storing fossil fuels in or through the city of Portland or adjacent waterways.” The Alliance participated in a work group to provide input, and urged for broader stakeholder representation and for more time to research and evaluate the potential unintended consequences of such a far-reaching proposal. The Alliance coordinated a response by a broad coalition of companies, labor and trade organizations that urged delay and expressed concern over the process, legal issues and potential unintended consequences. Comissioners Nick Fish, Steve Novick and Dan Saltzman introduced amendments to address some of the stated concerns. The resolution was approved unanimously by Portland City Council. Read the letter.