Oregon Chapter

The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club represents the organization’s 73,000 members and supporters in Oregon and has been hard at work protecting our state’s public lands and building an unstoppable environmental movement here since 1978. Today, the Sierra Club's volunteer leaders advance the chapter’s environmental priorities.

Join us for the 11th Rumble on the River Community Forum!

When: Thursday, December 14th, 6pm

Where: Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland, 2710 NE 14th Ave

Why: Rumble #11 will focus on Controversial Solutions of Climate Change. A number of these fossil fuel stand-ins are projected for our region’s near future. The panel will focus on projects that are promoted by the fossil fuel and financial industries: biomass, renewable diesel, hydrogen and carbon offsets. 

Rumble On The River Community Forums bring together expert voices to lay out the potential hazards of having 90% of Oregon’s fuel stored within city limits. The CEI—Critical Energy Infrastructure—Hub, a 6-mile stretch of aging tank farms, stands on a seismic liquefaction zone. The predicted event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake has the potential for a Deepwater Horizon level spill right here on Portland’s riverfront. The CEI Hub poses serious health, safety, cultural, social justice, economic and environmental risks to every Portland neighborhood and the entire Northwest region. Zenith Energy stores and transports oil through the CEI Hub. Rumble topics include urban forests, shade equity, the heat dome phenomenon, Columbia & Willamette River ecosystems, floodplain resilience and salmon restoration. 

Rumble Panel:

Alex Budd - Organizer with Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance

Barbara Bernstein - Audio/video documentarian, media gadfly, host of KBOO Radio’s Locus Focus 

Barbara Haya - Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy where she directs the Berkeley Carbon Trading Project

Melanie Plaut - Retired OB-Gyn with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 

Rita Vaughan Frost -  Forest Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Nature Program

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:

350PDX — Alliance for Democracy — Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association — Braided River Campaign — Breach Collective — Cathedral Park Neighborhood Association — Columbia Riverkeeper — Cully Neighborhood Association — EcoFaith Recovery — Extinction Rebellion PDX — First Unitarian Portland — Havurah Climate Action Team — Human Access Project — Kenton Neighborhood Association — Linnton Neighborhood Association — Mosquito Fleet — Mt Tabor Neighborhood Association — Neighbors for Clean Air — Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club — Oregon Conservancy Foundation — Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility — Pearl District Neighborhood Association — P.E.S.T. Projection — Portland Audubon — Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group — Portland Harbor Community Coalition — Portland Jobs with Justice — Portland Raging Grannies — Portland Youth Climate Strike — Portsmouth Neighborhood Association — Sauvie Island Neighborhood Association — St. Johns Neighborhood Association — Sunrise Movement-PDX — Third Act Oregon — Willamette Riverkeeper


Get Involved!

Join our Conservation Committee to preserve and protect the people and land of Oregon we love! We also work on specific campaigns:

  • Our Columbia Snake River Salmon Campaign is helping to restore abundant salmon runs and to pass this heritage to future generations.

  • Our Forest Team supports the forest-related work of the Oregon Chapter's Conservation and Legislative Committees. Join us to help address important issues, including forest carbon and climate change, the Elliott State Forest, Oregon Forest Practices Act, federal forest management policy, forests and wildfire, Oregon timber and severance taxes, OFRI (Oregon Forest Resources Institute), and more.

Our Legislative Team advocated for all of Oregon during this year's "long session" – Check out the legislative page for all the bills we are currently following and how you can help. 

Support us! As a grassroots organization, we rely on the generosity of everyday Oregonians to support our work.

Join us exploring and enjoying Oregon nature! We invite you to get outside with us to see, smell, and hear the beauty of Oregon by foot, bike, and kayak.


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