The Battle for a Clean Portland Harbor

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Mon, 04/25/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Local struggles for climate justice are today probably the fastest growing and most dynamic parts of this country's environmental movement. Right here in River City the Portland Harbor Community Coalition is a great example of how these very low overhead volunteer powered organizations become a thorn in the side of the city’s economic and political elites, fighting for the health of the low income communities that live and breathe along the harbor.   Old Mole Bill Resnick talks to Cassie Cohen, Director, Portland Harbor Community Coalition. They discuss how the Willamette got so dirty, why the city was so generous to the polluters, how the Harbor Coalition organized, how it prepares its members and activists to do battle, and how it and the rest of the environmental justice movement relates to the struggle to stop global roasting.

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