Zenith's Planned Expansion Brings New Threats

KBOO is open to the public! To visit the station, contact your staff person or call 503-231-8032.

Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
Air date: 
Mon, 04/29/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Zenith Energy's ever expanding operations

After promising to ditch crude oil, documents show that Zenith Energy intends to expand its Portland, OR, terminal while continuing to handle fossil fuels. The amount of liquid fuels passing through the terminal is projected to increase more than 2.5 times above 2022 levels and more than 5.5 times above 2019 numbers—the year Zenith assured DEQ it would not increase throughput. 

On this episode of Locus Focus we focus on how Zenith is misleading the public and regulators again, as we talk with Columbia Riverkeeper Senior Organizer Kate Murphy—who provided much of information for a recent ground breaking story in the Oregonian about Zenith's deceptions—and Mary Stites with NW Environmental Defense Center. 


Download audio file

Audio by Topic: