WIRT at Coal Export Action Rallies and Sit-Ins


A carload or caravan of climate justice activists from northern Idaho and eastern Washington will participate in the culminating protests of the Coal Export Action at the Montana Capitol in Helena on Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19.  Our allies of the Blue Skies Campaign in Missoula are hosting Montanans and concerned citizens from across the country, staging sustained, peaceful demonstrations beginning on August 12 and continuing through August 20, when the State Land Board will decide whether to approve a permit for Arch Coal to mine Otter Creek.  Please visit the Coal Export Action website for more information and registration, and then join in displaying strong opposition to coal exports across our region.  Unlike the Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, this week of actions is your closest opportunity to contribute toward the nationwide Summer of Solidarity against the fossil fuel industry and for a livable planet.  Similar to the August/September 2011 Washington DC protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, Helena demonstrators will both support and risk arrest to send a unified message to the Land Board and Big Coal: save Otter Creek – no coal exports!  To partake in the Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) carpool, contact us at 208-301-8039 or wild.idaho.rising.tide@gmail.com or drop by the WIRT House in Moscow between noon and 8 pm PDT daily, invite your friends through the facebook event post Coal Export Action: Rally and Sit-In!, and post our Coal Export Action Flyer (WIRT).  Also listen to WIRT’s Monday, August 13, Climate Justice Forum radio program between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM or online at KRFP Radio Free Moscow, when a core Coal Export Action organizer will describe the first day of sit-in demonstrations and recent issue developments.

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