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About The Gorge
25th Anniversary of the National Scenic Area
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Protect the Gorge From Dangerous Oil by Rail
Stop Coal Exports Through the Gorge
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Stop the Whistling Ridge Energy Project
Gorge Towns to Trails: Making the Connection
Troutdale Energy Center
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Help Stop Coal Exports
New evidence makes clear: Coal trains pollute the Gorge
The Perfect Gorge Hike
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Protect the Gorge from Dangerous Cargo
Click to tell regulators to reject the Tesoro Savage Vancouver oil terminal.
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Members can register for our guided outings starting Aug. 31. Click to learn more.
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News & Updates
PRESS RELEASE: Univ. of Washington study finds coal trains emit nearly twice the pollution as freight trains
Nov. 23 - The study's results confirm (that) coal dust and debris blowing off of open-topped coal cars is polluting parks, agricultural lands, and waterways like the Columbia River.
Portland City Council passes resolution to prevent more crude oil-carrying trains in Portland
Nov. 4, Portland Business Journal - The Portland City Council on Wednesday passed one of two resolutions on banning fossil fuel expansion in Portland while tabling the other until next week.
Withdrawing its county land-use appeal, Brickhaven B&B to close
Oct. 23, Gresham Outlook - Following months of appeals and litigation over land-use violations, Phyllis and Ed Thiemann have announced the closure of the Brickhaven Bed and Breakfast.
NEW POLL: Strong majority of Washington voters oppose coal export proposals
Oct. 15, Power Past Coal - A broad majority of Washington voters across the political spectrum opposes proposals to ship coal by rail for export overseas, according to new results from a telephone ...
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Give a Gorge Gift for the Holidays
Friends has some great gift ideas for the Gorge fans on your holiday list. Even better, a portion of each sale goes toward supporting Friends' work for Gorge protection.
Bald Eagle Viewing at Balfour-Klickitat, WA
Date to be determined (early 2016) - This annual winter outing is a prime opportunity to watch bald eagles along the Klickitat River as they nest here to feed on salmon. Join a wildlife biologist to ...
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