Portland city council prepares third attempt to place limits on local fossil fuel terminals

The proposed ordinance would cap the size of existing terminals and ban most big new ones. Two previous versions of the ordinance were blocked on appeal.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland City Council is preparing to make its third attempt in six years to put strict limits on the size of existing and future local fossil fuel terminals. The two previous versions of the ordinance ran into trouble after being appealed by business groups.

The ordinance, known as the Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments, amends Portland’s zoning code to create a specific land use category for bulk fossil fuel terminals and prohibits the expansion of storage

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