Portland Pledges To Defend Ban on Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Projects

Recently, Portland City Council adopted an historic zoning ordinance against new fossil fuels infrastructure, but an association of fossil fuel companies then persuaded Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals to strike down the zoning ordinance as an unconstitutional restraint on interstate commerce. In this report for The Real News Network, I speak to Nicholas Caleb, at attorney in Portland with the Center for Sustainable Economy, about Portland City Council’s unanimous decision this week to appeal the highly controversial ruling of the Land Use Board of Appeals:


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