Portland is our home, not a sacrifice zone.

Sacrifice zones are areas with excessive pollution and environmental hazards due to nearby toxic industries.

Other characteristics include:

  • Communities are exposed to the additive impact of multiple pollutants over extended periods.
  • Government regulation is absent or inadequate. Emissions are permitted in unsafe quantities.
  • The health and safety of the community's workers and residents, including children, are sacrificed for economic gain.
  • Policymakers prioritize economic interests over community well-being.

The tanks in Linnton were put here before we knew the risks.

Now we know. 

Communities have rights?

Yes!  Check this out video from the Community Environmental Defense Fund:


Oregon Constitution: Article 1 Sec 2 

". . . all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness . . ." 

UN Human Rights Council 2021 

The right to a healthy environment is a human right.  

What is your vision for this place?

Courtesy of Joan Rothlein

We have community rights.


We can claim them!

Go to ACT to learn what you can do.