Pacific Northwest

Protecting Washington State and the Pacific Northwest from fossil fuel expansion

With leadership from frontline communities and other allies in Washington State and Pacific Northwest, our movement—some call it "The Thin Green Line"—has been able to defeat numerous fossil fuel expansion projects. Two of these would have been the largest coal export terminals in North America, while another would have been the largest oil train terminal in North America. And despite victory after victory, the dirty energy projects kept coming. Which got us thinking— what if we could prevent these projects from being proposed in the first place? Turns out, the answer is yes (thanks zoning laws!). Join us as we work to spread this strategy throughout Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Whether it’s devising a creative legal strategy or organizing mass protests, we and our allies do what needs to be done to protect communities from these dirty and dangerous fossil fuel projects.

Keep Washington state free of fossil fuel projects

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Tesoro Andeavor Anacortes Refinery
30, Dec 2019
SKAGIT COUNTY, WA — In an agreement announced today, the owners of the Anacortes Oil Refinery agreed to withdraw plans to manufacture and...
19, Dec 2019
Tacoma, W.A. — The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed legal challenges today against a liquefied...
An aerial shot of a refinery in Whatcom County
12, Nov 2019
By Alex Ramel, Extreme Oil Field Director Whatcom County, Washington is no stranger to massive proposals for dirty energy projects. Between...