Columbia River Crossing Action Alert

From the Coalition for a Livable Future:

The Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project is an effort to rebuild and expand the I-5 bridges spanning the Columbia River. Unfortunately, all current options being considered for the project will significantly increase global warming pollution, harm people’s health, and undermine our region’s vision of a sustainable economy, all while siphoning $4.2 billion of limited public resources from addressing other critical transportation needs.

The CRC project is at a crossroads: The public has the opportunity to comment on the draft EIS for a sixty day period beginning May 2, and the eight authorizing jurisdictions will likely vote this summer on whether to approve one of the project proposals. NOW is the time to urge decision-makers to reject all five of the alternatives contained in the draft EIS, and instead support a Climate Smart solution.

Three things you can do:

(1) If you haven’t already, Join CLF: sign on to the Climate Smart CRC Resolution and tell elected officials what you think. For background, go to the Climate Smart CRC page at the Coalition for a Livable Future.

(2) Attend a public hearing. A packed room makes an important statement.

May 13 – Portland Planning Commission
Time: 2pm (Meetings run 12:30-5pm; CRC is 3rd on the agenda with a time certain at 2pm)
Location: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A, Portland

June 5 – Metro Council
Time: 2pm
Location: 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Metro Council Chambers

(3) Comment on the Environmental Impact Statement

Via email: http://www.columbiarivercrossing.org/

In person:

May 28
Time: 6-8pm (open house at 5pm)
Location: 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver (Red Lion)

May 29
Time: 6-8pm (open house at 5pm)
Location: 2060 North Marine Drive, Portland (Expo Center, Hall D)

Questions? Need talking points? Contact Collin Roughton at the Coalition for a Livable Future: 503 294 2889, collin@clfuture.org.

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