Moser, continued from page 13 Vancouver and its City Council are committed to doing whatever they can to reduce oil train risks for themselves and communities like Mosier. On July 25, the Vancouver’s city council unanimously voted to prohibit new crude-byrail facilities in Vancouver. Already, city staff and Vancouver’s Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the City Council prohibit bulk crude oil storage, handling, and refining in the City’s industrial zones. Vancouver’s ban on crude oil terminals sent a strong message to Governor Inslee that Vancouver has better plans for its waterfront than a polluting, dangerous oil-by-rail project. Just as importantly, prohibiting crude oil terminals is a common-sense way to reduce the number of dangerous oil trains through small towns like Mosier. Vancouver’s prohibition on crude oil signals a dramatic shift in public perception about oil trains since July 2013, and confirm that Pacific Northwest communities are poised to take real, concrete steps to prevent the next oil train derailment. Just a week after the Mosier derailment, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., President of the Waterkeeper Alliance, visited Mosier and spoke in support of tribal nations who oppose oil trains through the Columbia River Gorge.Kennedy shared his remarks with JoDe Goudy, Chairman of the Yakama Nation, who convened a group of tribal leaders to seek healing for Mosier and an end to dangerous oil and coal train traffic. Kennedy summed up the huge threat posed by oil trains, urging Governor Inslee to deny the next oil train terminal: “The oil industry has offered a suicide pact, and you don’t have to take the deal.” To get involved or learn more about the growing campaign to stop dangerous oil trains, visit columbiariverkeeper.org or standuptooil.org. About Columbia Riverkeeper : Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean. Representing over 10,000 members and supporters, Columbia Riverkeeper works to restore a Columbia River where people can safely eat the fish they catch, and where children can swim without fear of toxic exposure. About the Author: Dan Serres, is Conservation Director of Columbia Riverkeeper and a member of the Hanford Advisory Board. A fourth-generation Oregonian, Dan’s background is in Earth Systems science. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University. When not traveling around the Columbia River watershed for his work, Dan can be found on the basketball court or hiking through the desert.
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Mazama Library & Historical Collections Featured speaker: Doug Robinson When: Late September/Early October Date to be announced via the Mazama E-News and on Facebook Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 SE 43rd Avenue Tickets $35 include dinner. Doug Robinson is a professional mountaineer known internationally for his climbing, guiding and backcountry skiing, as well as his poetic writings about the mountains and why we climb them. Closely identified with California’s High Sierra, Doug has been called “the modern John Muir.” Evening program to include: Historic lantern slide show, exhibits, tours, & more!
Mazama Climb Awards Every year the Mazamas recognizes climbing accomplishments and gives out climbing awards in various categories. The Climbing Committee is now accepting applications for all climbing awards. All qualifying climbs for these awards must be successful official Mazama climbs. CLIMBING AWARDS Guardian Peaks: Mount. St. Helens, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams.
Seven Oregon Cascade Peaks: Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Three-Fingered Jack, Mt. Washington, North Sister, Middle Sister and South Sister. Sixteen Major Northwest Peaks: Mt. Shasta, South Sister, Middle Sister and North Sister, Mt. Washington, Three-Fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Stuart, Glacier Peak, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. LEADER AWARDS Terry Becker Award: Successful leads on the 16 Major Northwest Peaks 5, 10 and 15 Point Leadership Awards: Leading and assists on sixteen major Northwest peaks. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is October 15. Submit your application (including scanned copies of your summit certificates) online. Login to the Mazama Member section of the website, click on Awards, and then Awards–Climbing.
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