The Pacific Northwest is at the epicenter of a fight over how long the fossil fuel era will persist in this nation. We are the ‘Thin Green Line’ that stands between fossil fuel deposits in the interior of North America and the world’s hungriest energy markets in Asia, as well as the bulls-eye for a planned onslaught of volatile oil moving by rail and tanker through our communities and over our waters.
Washington Conservation Voters has teamed up with several advocacy groups in Washington and Oregon to form the Stand Up To Oil campaign to respond to the immediate threat posed by Big Oil’s efforts to turn our region into a hub for the transportation of crude oil. We’re working with communities along the rail-lines to stop new coal and oil infrastructure projects, ensure that the existing oil moving through the region is being transported safely, and transition the Pacific Northwest off of fossil fuels.
To learn more, visit the Stand Up To Oil website.