Climate Justice Forum: Sharon Cousins 6-4-12


On Monday, June 4, the Climate Justice Forum program hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) will feature Sharon Cousins of Viola, a founding leader of our collective that confronts climate change through direct action.  Sharon will discuss clean and sustainable alternatives to dirty energy enterprises like tar sands, coal, and natural gas extraction.  She will also talk about the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and how citizens can actively influence energy and environmental conundrums for the sake of future life on Earth.  Please adopt WIRT as your DJ, as we also cover other climate activism news between 7:30 and 9 pm PDT, live at 92.5 FM and online at KRFP Radio Free Moscow.

Lower Monumental Dam 6-2-12


While returning from Wild Idaho Rising Tide’s (WIRT) Tar Sands Megaloads Road Show of Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands screening in Kennewick, Washington, on June 2, a lone WIRT activist saw rainbows, but heavy rain compromised dawn explorations of Lower Monumental Dam. If ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil or other companies barge more Alberta tar sands equipment to the Port of Lewiston, Idaho, the modules would move through the tallest structure on the downriver (right) side of the dam and out along the levee jutting upriver (left).

Last Port of Pasco Megaloads 6-1-12


While traveling from Wild Idaho Rising Tide’s Tar Sands Megaloads Road Show of Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands screening in Kennewick, Washington, on June 1, a solitary WIRT activist saw rainbows and thoroughly scouted the Port of Pasco for the final ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil modules. She spotted a huge “blue box” hooked to a truck, facing the dock yard gate, and guarded by a security car and two frame-type megaloads near the port cranes or on a trailer. These transports rumbled through Spokane streets and protests just a few nights later on June 3, the last of ExxonMobil’s first phase of tar sands development rampaging our region.