Multnomah County is seeking nearly $52 billion in damages and future costs for climate adaptation in a lawsuit that filed Thursday against more than a dozen fossil fuel companies to hold them accountable for the unprecedented heat dome event in 2021.
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.
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.
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.