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Rubio Statement on Legal Win Related to Fossil Fuels Limits

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The Oregon Court of Appeals yesterday upheld a decision by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) to affirm Portland City Council’s adoption of reasonable limits on fossil fuel infrastructure in the Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub.

Adopted in August 2022, the Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments restrict the development of new fossil fuel storage tanks and the expansion of tank capacity at existing bulk fossil fuel terminals.

“Climate change requires action – and as an elected leader, it is my job to fight for policy reforms that drive the transition away from tradition fossil fuels,” City Commissioner Carmen Rubio said. “This is a win for future generations of Portlanders and Oregonians as we work to find all the ways we can reduce our carbon emissions.”

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This is the third time the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability brought these amendments forward. Both LUBA and the Court of Appeals have now denied all arguments by the petitioners, who have 35 days to request a review by the Oregon Supreme Court.

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Jimmy Radosta

Communications Director for Commissioner Carmen Rubio