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Are you in the blast zone?

Across America and Canada, oil train cars carrying crude oil have been exploding. In 2015, there has been an average of one accident every other month due to an increase in the amount of crude oil from shales across the Midwest and West being hydraulically-fracked and transported. Rail lines carrying oil trains pass through La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Ontario and others along I-84. We have an opportunity to act to keep our communities safe. Contact Oregon Rural Action to find out about the hazards in your backyard!

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ORA urges Senate to reject COOL repeal

  Oregon Rural Action joined with 141 diverse groups to deliver a letter on July 28 urging the U.S. Senate to reject both the efforts to repeal the country of origin labeling (COOL) law and to convert COOL into a voluntary labeling program for beef, pork and chicken.   The letter urges the Senate “to defend consumers’ right to know where their food comes from and the ability of farmers and ranchers to proudly identify their...

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Long-awaited victory against Big Coal!

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) denied a key permit necessary for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export proposal. Ambre’s dirty coal project would have sent hundreds of coal trains through the region, thousands of coal barges down the Columbia River, and further disrupted our climate with dangerous carbon pollution. Governor Kitzhaber and Oregon state agencies listened to our broad and deep coalition from across the region and made the right choice. Send a message to DSL Director Mary Abrams and Governor Kitzhaber today, and thank them for their leadership!

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Call the Governor and tell him to stand up to Big Coal (866) 492-6080

The next few weeks are a crucial time in determining if Oregon will export coal. Governor Kitzhaber and his agencies are making decisions now whether or not to let coal companies start building a coal export terminal on the Columbia River. Already three permits have been granted. Let’s not make it four. The state could soon grant Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific Project a crucial permit allowing the project to move forward. You can help by telling Governor Kitzhaber that coal export is not in the public interest, it is not consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of our state’s water resources. He should deny Ambre Energy’s DSL permit. Call the Governor’s office and tell him to stand up to Big Coal and deny the DSL permit: (866) 492-6080

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