On June 3, 2016, the small town of Mosier in the Columbia River Gorge, near Hood River, made regional and national news of the most unfortunate kind. Firefighters battled for 14 hours to contain a dangerous oil fire from a derailed 96-car Union Pacific train carrying highly flammable Bakken crude oil. One year later, leaders from Northwest communities are coming together to demand a thorough cleanup of Mosier and an end to reckless oil trains. Join us for a community gathering and rally against oil by rail. Learn more here >>

ONE MILLION VOICES: Taking A Stand Against Fossil Fuels


One million statements to protect the Pacific Northwest from oil and coal exports were delivered to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. Communities across the PNW are rallying to say no to these dirty fossil fuels – we can do better!

Add your voice! There is one more chance to say no to the largest proposed oil terminal in North America headed for Vancouver, WA. Send a letter to decision makers to add your voice. Send a note today!


LAST CHANCE: Say NO to the proposed Tesoro oil terminal in Vancouver

You have just one more chance to add your voice to saying no to the largest, most dangerous terminal proposal yet. Tesoro Savage’s proposal in Vancouver is too risky – we can’t afford an oil spill on the water, a train derailment in our community, and more polluting trains running through the city.

Add your voice and show up for clean energy by saying no to Tesoro today!

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What makes Grays Harbor unique? Learn from Tribal leaders, community members, and others about why they’re saying no to crude oil. Learn more about Grays Harbor.

Rapid and dramatic changes to oil transportation pose serious new threats to Northwest communities, economies and waterways.

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Oil companies stand to make huge profits while Northwest communities bear the risks and costs of explosive oil train derailments, a huge increase in rail traffic, and oil spills from trains, tankers and barges into our rivers, streams and coastlines.

Currently, all or most of the oil coming into our region by train is headed to refineries on the coast. But companies like Tesoro, BP and Shell have bigger plans to export millions of barrels of crude oil overseas through the Pacific Northwest. The enormous capacity to store and ship oil from proposed new terminals far outstrips the amount used by existing refineries.

Volatile Bakken oil from the Midwest and toxic and heavy tar sands oil from Canada – pose unique dangers to public health and the environment.

Tar sands oil generates much more of the pollution responsible for climate change than conventional oil and uses large amounts of energy and water to extract.

Building proposed oil export terminals would only slow the transition to a clean energy economy. We can do better!

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Across the Northwest, people are standing up and speaking out against these proposals: Tribal nations, local elected officials, businesses, emergency responders, health professionals and faith leaders. Join Stand Up To Oil and help fuel the change needed to protect our communities and waterways.

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Our Coalition

Stand Up to Oil is a growing coalition of groups opposed to new oil terminals and an increase in oil transport through the Northwest, while working to improve safety measures for oil currently traveling through the region. Core members include: Climate Solutions, Columbia Riverkeeper, Earthjustice, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Friends of the San Juans, The Lands Council, Sierra Club, STAND, Washington Environmental Council, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

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