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Unless we act soon, Oregon taxpayers will subsidize dirty coal export and dangerous oil trains along the Columbia River and through Portland, Scappoose, St. Helens, and Rainier.   

Recently, Ambre Energy and the oil-by-rail company Global Partners partnered with local municipalities and applied for millions in public subsidies through the Connect Oregon grant program to fund their dirty and dangerous projects. If approved, coal and oil projects would account for 17% of the entire Connect Oregon funding allocation. Subsidizing dirty coal and dangerous oil means that other transportation projects, including bike, pedestrian and public transit programs won’t happen.

Send a message to Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Transportation Commissioners today.