New Plymouth Natural Gas Sites 9-22-12

Between our mid-day and evening Global Frackdown! in Boise actions at the Idaho Capitol, Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction (IRAGE) led Occupy Spokane and Wild Idaho Rising Tide fractivists on a tour of Hamilton Field natural gas wells and their environs around New Plymouth in Payette County. Within a landscape full of floodplains, wetlands, irrigation canals, and streams, we noticed gravel berms in the Payette River and uncovered well heads. All four of the already drilled (but not fracked) gas wells that we visited were out of their usually locked (for safety and security) protective yellow metal cages.

The Payette River flowing downstream near a bridge

Gravel berms from dredging or like those around natural gas wells in the middle of the Payette River, noticed after the state of Idaho leased tracts around and under the river for natural gas exploration and production

The second of four observed natural gas wells mysteriously outside their protective yellow cages without drilling rigs

The second observed natural gas well in relation to human size, outside and in front of its yellow cage

The second observed, drilled but not fracked natural gas well head outside its usually locked yellow metal cage (Alma Hasse photo)

Railroad tracks and wetlands across the road from the second observed natural gas well

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Climate Justice Forum: Daniel Rirdan 10-1-12

The Monday, October 1, Climate Justice Forum radio program, hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), welcomes global strategist and international lecturer Daniel Rirdan, whose interest in world ecology challenges and solutions led him to recently write The Blueprint: Averting Global Collapse.  He describes his ambitious but practical interdisciplinary plan for radically changing our ways, to save ecosystems and the human-built world from climate change.  Broadcast on KRFP Radio Free Moscow between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM and online, and later aired on KMEC in Ukiah, California, the show also covers continent-wide dirty energy developments and resistance to fossil fuel extraction and transportation projects.  Peruse Daniel’s CleanTechnica article and video, Consider a Radical Stand to Avert Global Warming – And More, his biography and media release, and his video compilation of excerpts from his presentations.  Listen to an edited recording of the October 1 Climate Justice Forum posted in Radio4All and adopt WIRT as your KRFP DJ!