Green Tip: River Rally 2012
River Rally 2012 is in Portland this w-end. River Network and Waterkeeper Alliance are joining forces to convene the largest gathering ever of clean water advocates.
RIVER RALLY 2012
Beginning Friday May 4th, it will be an action-packed w-end, also a chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the cornerstone of surface water quality protection in the United States, and discuss how to best mobilize and engage citizens across the nation for the next 40 years. A chance for networking and to be inspired by guests like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. River Rally 2012 is sold out, but there is a wait-list. Katherine Luscher of River Network is the contact for getting on the waiting list.
Katherine's contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the event HERE.Robert F. Kennedy Jr will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square Monday, May 7th at noon.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads a noon rally in Portland to expose controversial plans that threaten Oregon and Washington with dangerous coal exports. A strong proponent of clean energy and a vocal critic of the coal industry’s environmental, health, and safety record, Mr. Kennedy adds a national voice to the growing chorus of concern about coal exports.
Oregonians from around the state will gather in Portland to express the impact of dirty coal export proposals on their health, environment, and values. Guaranteed to be Oregon’s largest demonstration against coal exports yet, the rally will feature compelling stories, colorful banners and artwork, surgical masks to represent health impacts of coal, and a call for environmental justice. Hao Xing from Zhejiang Province, China, will present the international perspective on why coal exports are wrong for families in the United States and China. Speakers include:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman Waterkeeper Alliance, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Hudson Riverkeeper
Paul Lumley, Executive Director Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, citizen of the Yakama Nation
Chair Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County
Hao Xin, Executive Director, Green Zhejiang, Qiantang River Waterkeeper
Toni Montgomery, Grandmother, Vancouver resident currently impacted by coal trains
Andy Harris, M.D., Advisory Board, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Lauren Goldberg (emcee), Clean Water Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper