// day of action


Groups to mark Gulf Oil Spill anniversary with direct action against fossil fuel extraction.

On April 20th dozens of environmental, climate, and social justice groups will target government and corporate operations with aggressive protests and civil disobedience in an International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction being organized by Rising Tide North America. The protests will commemorate the 1 year anniversary of BP’s Gulf Oil Disaster by demanding an end to the environmental destruction and climate destabilization created by fossil fuel and other extractive industries.

“The Gulf Oil Disaster was the worst manifestation of the disasters that are created by extractive industries on a daily basis” said Matt Wilkerson of Rising Tide North America. “Communities around the world are terrorized by corporate and state ventures to extract fossil fuels. On top of poisoning our water and polluting our air, extractive industries are at the root of our climate crisis. If we have any hope of averting the worst affects of climate change we must leave fossil fuels in the ground.”

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// idaho connection


Megaloads Debate In Idaho Now Includes US 95 And I-90:
ExxonMobil needs to move the oversized loads from the Port of Lewiston to Montana. The company is proposing to move them up US-95 through Moscow and other communities to reach Coeur d’Alene, and then head east on I-90 to Montana. In its proposal, the company says the shipments would move between 10:00pm and 5:30am and says that each trip would take three nights. Crews are working at the Port of Lewiston to reduce the size of the megaloads stored there so that they can make the trip. The Idaho Transportation Department says the largest shipment being proposed is 24 feet wide, 15 feet- ten inches tall and 207 feet in length. ITD says its engineers have just begun analyzing the proposal and does not know when the shipments would start if the plan is approved.

 

Moscow City Council meeting on US 95 Megaloads:
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