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Portland, Oregon Bans Fossil Fuel Companies Permanently

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 23, 2016 10:36:54 AM

The ban will be accomplished by a simple change in municipal zoning.

As reported by The Oregonian

"The Portland City Council on Wednesday unanimously passed a first-in the country ban on new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities that commissioners hope will be replicated in other cities even as the incoming Trump administration signals its intent to dismantle federal climate change policies.

The new zoning ordinance bans new fossil fuel storage facilities in excess of 2 million gallons and forbids existing terminals from expanding in size. The move comes after a slew of proposals to locate fossil fuel export terminals in the Northwest, several of which remain active."

Read the full report in The Oregonian


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