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Press releases, press clips and press contacts

This is the pressroom for the Audubon Society of Portland.

Press Contacts

Ali Berman
Communications Manager
aberman@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6134
Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
bsallinger@audubonportland.org
Phone: 971-222-6110

Press Releases

Aug 23, 2017
In late June, just before the Fourth of July, a male Bald Eagle was rescued by an Oregon State Trooper after reports that the bird was injured. The eagle was brought to Audubon Society of Portland’s Wildlife Care Center where it was determined that the bird had been illegally shot. Unfortunately, despite expert care and time to heal, the Bald Eagle was euthanized in mid-August due to the severity of the injury and its impact on the shoulder. This difficult decision was made after assessing quality of life.
Jul 19, 2017
Today, the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) ruled that Portland’s Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, passed unanimously in December of 2016, is inconsistent with the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Portland’s fossil fuel policy intended to prevent new major fossil fuel infrastructure projects in the City. LUBA dismissed many of the other arguments brought by the oil industry and the Portland Business Alliance against the City’s policy. LUBA’s ruling is likely to be appealed to the State Court of Appeals.
Jun 15, 2017
Oral Arguments Today As Oil Industry Attempts to Overturn Portland’s Fossil Fuel Policy
The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) heard oral arguments today about a challenge to Portland’s landmark fossil fuel ordinance. In 2016, the City of Portland passed the land use ordinance restricting development of new major fossil fuel projects, such as oil-by-rail terminals or coal export terminals. The ordinance drew a challenge from the oil industry and the Portland Business Alliance, who have asked LUBA to overturn the policy. A coalition of groups including Columbia Riverkeeper, Portland Audubon Society, the Center for Sustainable Economy, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility intervened to support the City’s case in defending the ordinance.

Press Clips

Jun 29, 2017
KPTV
Investigators with the Oregon State Police say they have no leads in the case of a bald eagle that was shot near Gaston and are now asking for the public's help. The eagle is still alive and is now receiving care at the Audubon Society of Portland.
Jun 15, 2017
OPB
For the second year in a row, thousands of cormorants have vacated their nesting grounds at the mouth of the Columbia River, derailing a plan to shoot and kill the seabirds to protect fish.
Jan 06, 2017
The Oregonian
At long last, federal officials released the final plan to clean up thousands of acres of contaminated soil and toxic materials along a 10-mile stretch of the Willamette River in Portland.
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