Fossil Fuels

Latest Stories


Fuel tanks sit along the river bank in Portland.

Portland adopts limits on fossil fuel terminals

Portland City Council voted on Wednesday to limit the expansion of fossil fuel terminals in the city. Supporters say the move is a critical step in the city’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce the potential for an environmental catastrophe.

Zero emissions trucks could soon be required in Oregon

The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to gradually shift from fossil fuels to electric power for medium and heavy duty trucks. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tank cars on train tracks. A placard warns about the risks of toxic inhalation.

Portland denies Zenith Energy’s essential certification

A city bureau has rejected a certificate that an oil-by-rail operation had been seeking. The bureau concluded that Zenith Energy's facility was not compatible with land-use designations for the Northwest Portland site.