The Mothers March Against LNG (liquefied natural gas), to protest the possible arrival of LNG terminals on the Columbia River, took place Sunday afternoon in a heavy downpour, which didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the participants one bit.

A large crowd of children and adults carrying NO LNG placards passed out NO LNG fliers as they marched from the Blue Scorcher Cafe to the Bradwood Landing office on the corner Ninth and Commercial streets to issue a proclamation and to put up an "eviction" notice on the door.

At the end of the march, the marchers adjourned to the Astoria Visual Arts Gallery, where speakers expressed concerns about the potential dangers of LNG.

The march, sponsored by Columbia Riverkeeper (, the Columbia River Business Alliance and the Columbia River Clean Energy Coalition, even managed to garner coverage on Portland's TV channels 2 and 6 on their Sunday night newscasts. And that's an impressive amount of attention for a protest in Astoria on a rainy Sunday afternoon.


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