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Activists in new CRC video: “We’ve been rolled… It’s time to push back”

Posted by on March 16th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

A new video (watch it below) created by David Osborn from the Stop the CRC Coalition in collaboration with Coalition for Livable Future says that it’s time to “push back” on the Columbia River Crossing project.

The video tells their version of the recent history of the project. It features a July 2008 Portland City Council exchange between Oregon Department of Transporation (ODOT) Director Matt Garrett and Portland Mayor Sam Adams where Garrett promises that the DOTs would not move forward without consensus.

Then, after showing a recent letter by the governors of Oregon and Washington that said, “We value your advisory role… We feel strongly this project must move forward without delay,” the narrator of the video says, “We’re getting rolled… The DOTs have not kept their word and it’s time to push back.”

Watch the video below:

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  • Steve B. March 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Brilliant video, great music, absolutely vital. We must push back!

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  • jim March 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Gosh Sam- How does it feal to have leaders that do things you don’t want?

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  • AaronF March 16, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    CRC was going to be a messy project no matter what.

    There are just too many competing stakeholders to find an affordable solution everyone will like.

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  • Paul Cone March 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Nice video and info, but I don’t think the crazy angry music helps.

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  • Nick V March 16, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I haven’t been keeping up to date on where Kulongoski stands but I’m surprised that he supports the CRC. I guess it’s all about commerce and moving trucks.

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  • Jackattak March 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    @ Nick V –

    Kulongoski co-wrote the letter to Mayor Adams and Vancouver’s Mayor Leavitt. Chris Gregoire, WA’s Governor, was the other author.

    They’re the ones who are pushing the CRC so hard even with abysmal support for it, which is why this video was created. First they told us they wouldn’t build it without consensus, now they’re telling us “too damned bad, we’re building it anyway, hippies” (to paraphrase, LOL).

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  • gabriel amadeus March 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Awesome video David! Thanks for your hard work.

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  • joe metal cowboy kurmaskie March 16, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Keep it going, David.

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  • Charley March 16, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Nice video!
    I think that Kulongoski’s support has more to do with satisfying Union support than moving trucks, though that’s just what I’ve heard. Being a union member, I understand the impulse to create work (especially nowadays). But this bridge is a boondoggle, with an unacceptable environmental and social cost. Can’t speak to Gregoire’s reasoning, but I bet it’s not all that different from Uncle Ted’s.

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  • Dave March 17, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Good professional, concise video, the music isn’t “crazy, angry” but fits the subject well. I just hope it was done by PDX musicians. According to at least one involved Congressman (Baird, 3rd district WA) the federal money for this beast doesn’t exist yet anyway. What are the gov’s in such a hurry for?

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  • […] Governor Gregoire loves big expensive freeways. […]

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  • Chetan March 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Gregoire is doing exactly the same thing in Seattle. She needs to go next election.

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  • Nathanael March 19, 2010 at 5:28 am

    And the state governments still say they ‘need to move trucks’, refusing to admit that rail is a more efficient way to move freight than trucks….

    Good luck stopping this spectacular waste of money, folks.

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