Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 12th, 2008 at 4:01 pm
a Climate Smart CRC.
There's a lot going on with the Columbia River Crossing project.
Comments on the DEIS will help regional decision makers choose which alternatives move into the next phases of the project. Two informational open houses where you can comment (either in person or in writing) have been scheduled for May 28th and 29th.
You can also submit comments online.
Tomorrow (5/13), the Portland Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the CRC project. Public testimony is encouraged.
Portland Planning Commission - Public Hearing on the CRC
2:00pm (Meeting is from 12:30-5pm, CRC is 3rd on the agenda and is time certain at 2:00)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 2500A
Non-profit advocacy group Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF) has drafted a resolution calling for a "Climate Smart Columbia River Crossing". They've set up a page on their website were concerned citizens can add their name to a petition that calls on local leaders to guarantee that any new crossing "be part of our climate change solution."
Here's the last paragraph in their resolution (download full text as PDF)
To avoid catastrophic consequences, conform with the greenhouse gas reduction goals we have adopted at state levels, and prepare for the sustainable future we are trying to create, we only support a Columbia River Crossing Project that will reduce the growth of driving in the future so that we stabilize vehicle miles traveled at or below levels close to those in the region today.
Sign on to the CLF's resolution, here.
-- Stay tuned for more CRC coverage, including the BTA's involvement with, and position on the project.
-- For more information on the project visit SmarterBridge.org, browse my CRC Newswire, or read my previous coverage.