The Portland Harbor Community Coalition (PHCC) is a group of individual community members, community of color organizations, conservation organizations, environmental justice organizations, higher educational institutions, and tribes, all invested in the outcome of the Willamette River’s Superfund site cleanup.
To raise the voices of Environmental Justice communities, ensuring these communities are able to influence the final outcome of the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup process. Environmental Justice (EJ) communities in this case are defined as those most disproportionately at risk of negative health impacts from Willamette River contaminants.
Additional Broad Goals:
- Create a more inclusive, equitable community-based clean-up process by actively engaging environmental justice communities in early and meaningful decision-making.
- Catalyze thoughtful discussion, analysis and implementation of environmental, economic, and social justice issues surrounding the Portland Harbor Superfund site through community events, media, and education.
- Support EJ communities to use their stories and statements to advance their priorities on equitable involvement, public heath, and sustainability in the cleanup process, and to and to speak up if the record of decision and cleanup plan do not reflect community priorities.
The Portland Harbor Community Coalition Storytelling Project has begun collecting stories of people with an interest in seeing the river cleaned up. Contact email@example.com to add your voice to this project.