New U.S. 12 Megaload

The Monday, October 22, KRFP Radio Free Moscow Evening Report, New U.S. 12 Megaload, describes the proposed Highway 12 transport of a half-million-pound tar sands water treatment vessel by hauler Omega Morgan.  A KRFP interview of Helen Yost of Wild Idaho Rising Tide discusses its significance to regional challenges of similar industrial corridor ventures and planned resistance activities.  Listen to Megaload to Travel up U.S. 12 Tonight between Lewiston and Montana between 11:57 and 2:40 of the Monday Evening Report.

New ‘Megaload’ to Travel Idaho Scenic Route

A 260-ton piece of equipment is winding its way through the inland Northwest this week.  The Idaho Department of Transportation gave the green light to a shipper moving water purification equipment into Canada.

The shipment is about the same size as the so-called “megaloads.”  Those were pieces of an oil processing facility headed for Canada’s oil sands.  The new shipment will use the same hotly contested scenic route – Idaho’s Highway 12.

Read and listen to more: New ‘Megaload’ to Travel Idaho Scenic Route

(By Jessica Robinson, Northwest Public Radio)

Dana Lyons’ Great Coal Tour Makes a Stop in Rising Tide Country

On Friday evening, October 19, performer and environmental educator Dana Lyons of Bellingham, Washington, brought his Great Coal Train Tour to Moscow.  Best known for his comedy hit song Cows with Guns, Dana has recorded eight albums during his lifetime artistic career, working around the world to raise awareness, activism, and funds for environmental and social justice causes.

Visiting communities gathered from potentially impacted groups like eastern Montana ranchers, Lummi Indians, and Puget Sound residents, from Billings to Bellingham, from Portland to Coos Bay, all along the route of proposed coal export trains through four Northwestern states, Dana’s fun and inspiring concert intermingled stories of resistance to associated mines, trains, and ports.

Read more and see the Cows with Guns video: Dana Lyons’ Great Coal Tour Makes a Stop in Rising Tide Country

(By Earth First! Newswire, cross-posted from Wild Idaho Rising Tide facebook page)