Portland Prohibits New, Expanded Fossil Fuel Terminals,Follows Report Large Earthquake Could Cause Massive Fuel Spill Into Willamette, Columbia Rivers

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an ordinance prohibiting new or expanded fossil fuel terminals in Portland, Oregon. The move comes after a report earlier this year from Multnomah County and the City of Portland documented risks posed by existing fossil fuel terminals and found that the expected Cascadia Earthquake could cause 397 storage tanks to spill oil and other petroleum chemicals.

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