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Dock upgrade will cost Port of St. Helens $460K

An aerial map view of the dock at Port Westward shows the Berth 1 area where a $6.4 million dock upgrade project is currently underway. The Port of St. Helens learned recently that it will have to spend an additional $460,000 to replace rotting pile caps at the dock.

The Port of St. Helens will […]


Oil train opponents blockade tracks at Port Westward, OR

From Rising Tide North America:

Oil train blocked near Port Westward, OR

Clatskanie, OR—Climate justice activists, local Clatskanie farmers, and oil train opponents from all over Columbia County are blockading the tracks [Update: Police Risk Protester’s Life to End 9-Hour Oil Train Blockade‘]that lead to Port Westward on the Columbia River. The blockade consists of […]