For years, the Pacific Northwest has faced an onslaught of new fossil fuel projects. Together our coalitions have led powerful campaigns that have defeated all 8 proposed oil-by-rail terminals and all 7 proposed coal terminals. However, the fight against fossil fuel terminals is only growing more complex as the industry shifts to convert existing facilities into crude oil export facilities, diversifies refining operations for new petrochemical products, and seeks new complex fracked gas facilities for transportation fuel, electricity generation, and other uses. Stopping these new fracked gas terminals is critical to prevent fossil fuel build-out in our region that would continue to lock us into decades of increased gas demand and dependence, slowing our urgent transition to a clean economy.
We are making an impact because we work to mobilize communities, engage decision makers, deploy legal tools, and elevate the issue in public to stand up against the fossil fuel companies and prevent the expansion of coal, oil, and fracked gas facilities in the Northwest
Current Terminal Fights
- SEAPORT SOUND (TACOMA, WA) – The Seaport Sound bulk oil terminal has been working to actively expand over the last several years including rail line expansions and a proposal in 2020 to increase on-site storage capacity.
- PHILLIPS 66 (FERNDALE, WA) – The Phillips 66 project in Ferndale in Whatcom County is attempting to expand the facility’s storage capacity.
- KALAMA METHANOL (KALAMA, WA) – Northwest Innovation Works wants to build the world’s biggest refinery to create methanol from fracked gas in Kalama, WA.
- TACOMA LNG (TACOMA, WA) – Local residents are leading opposition to Puget Sound Energy’s plan to build a massive fracked gas plant at the Port of Tacoma.
- ZENITH (PORTLAND, OR) – Zenith Energy is expanding shipments of heavy tar sands crude oil at its Willamette River facility in Portland to one or more trains per week.
- GLOBAL PARTNERS (PORT WESTWARD, OR) – Despite strong opposition from people in Columbia County and uprail communities along the Columbia River, Global continues to push for expanded oil train shipments, oil storage capacity, and more oil tankers on the Columbia River.
- JORDAN COVE LNG (JORDAN COVE, OR) – For over a decade, southern Oregon has been threatened by the proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline.
- TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE (ALBERTA TO BRITISH COLUMBIA) – The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project would bring in 890,000 barrels of crude oil per day across Canada and out through the international Salish Sea waters in oil tankers.