ITD Releases Draft EIS on Proposed Routes for Widening U.S. 95

Hear about the potential environmental, economic, and safety consequences of various re-rerouting alternatives considered in a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) compiled by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), detailed in the news story ITD Releases Draft EIS on Proposed Routes for Widening U.S. 95 between 20:05 and 10:25 of the Monday, December 31, 2012, KRFP Radio Free Moscow Evening Report entitled ITD Draft EIS on U.S. 95 Widening.

Climate Justice Forum: 2012 Climate Change Issues and Activism

On the Monday, December 31, Climate Justice Forum radio program, Wild Idaho Rising Tide organizer Helen Yost will describe the most significant regional and North American climate change issues and climate justice activism of 2012.  Broadcast on KRFP Radio Free Moscow between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PST live at 92.5 FM and online, and later aired on KMEC in Ukiah, California, the show also covers news about continent-wide dirty energy developments and citizen resistance.  Thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted Helen as his KRFP DJ: please adopt our fellow DJs through the KRFP website!

WIRT Newsletter: Highway 95 DEIS, Coal Export Comments & Meetings This Week

US Highway 95 DEIS Re-Route Alternatives

Happy New Year!

Some exciting developments are emerging in our megaload, fracking, and community bill of rights campaigns, about which we will send more news as soon as it becomes available.  Instead of a year-end funding appeal letter from our non-non-profit collective, we are composing a photo montage of all of our 2012 actions and initiatives this year, which we will share upon completion for your enjoyment.  As it portrays, dozens of Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) members have made 2012 a year to remember, as we grew from our 2011 inception stage through our 2012 expansion phase.  Besides offering our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing activism, we ask that you roll up your sleeves and rock out your fiscal and physical support, because 2013 is already dawning as a year bursting with effective direct actions and American transformations toward a healthier, happier, cleaner energy future.

Highway 95 Re-Routing Documents Released by ITD

Thanks to core WIRT activist David Hall, who alerted us of the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) website posting, predictably/probably over the recent holiday week, of its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and technical reports for U.S. Highway 95 re-routing between Thorn Creek Road and south Moscow (to encourage an industrial/megaload corridor and devastate native Palouse Prairie remnants?).  Please see letters to the local newspaper editor about this issue from stalwart re-routing resisters Dave and Al, included in the Highway 95 Re-Route section of the WIRT website, as well as the attached map of DEIS re-routing alternatives. Continue reading