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Portland City Council's Earth Day session disrupted by opponents of propane export terminal

Portland City commissioners walked out of their Earth Day hearing Wednesday after opponents of a proposed propane export terminal in North Portland staged a small demonstration in council chambers.

The council will vote soon on whether to amend zoning at the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 to allow the propane terminal to build a pipeline over land that is currently zoned for conservation. The vote has not been scheduled, but opponents have vowed a long and loud campaign to derail the project, proposed by a Canadian company, Pembina Pipeline.

Wednesday’s protest shook up Mayor Charlie Hales, who expressed strong support for the $500 million terminal project when it was first announced last September, and claimed it met all environmental and safety standards before any analysis had been presented on that front.

More at The Oregonian

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