Happy 5th Day of Christmas!

This year I moved from outside Cleveland to a bit north of Portland, moving my nearest major body of water from Lake Erie to the Columbia River. Both are under a number of environmental pressures. Columbia Riverkeeper does a lot of legal work and community organizing to help protect the river. Right now, we’re dealing with a number of efforts to expand fossil fuel transport up and down the river (which is an awful idea), as well as the standard development efforts (which don’t have to be a terrible idea if done reasonably - which is sadly rare). Columbia Riverkeeper’s been fighting (and winning) these sorts of fights since 2000. They also filed the first lawsuit against Scott Pruitt, which is just sort of wonderful on its own.