Climate Justice Forum: Chris Nerison 7-15-13

The Monday, July 15, Climate Justice Forum radio program hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) welcomes small business owner and lifelong activist Chris Nerison of Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution (SMAC).  Chris has been advancing the Clean and Fair Elections ordinance that is currently facing an injunction lawsuit by a group of business interests.  This qualified and approved city ballot initiative would prohibit corporate lobbying, involvement in initiatives, donations to city candidates, and communications between corporations and the city beyond open forums.  Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT live at 92.5 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide dirty energy developments and climate activism news, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as his KRFP DJ.

Kamiah: Bring on the Megaloads

Residents at chamber session express few concerns about plans for oversized loads on U.S. Highway 12.

The next time megaload shipments pass through the area on their way to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, they’re likely to get a warm reception in Kamiah.

About 30 people turned out at a Kamiah Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday night to hear Matt C. Pierce of Omega Morgan, a Portland, Oregon-based industrial shipping company, talk about plans to move ten pressure vessels along U.S. Highway 12 through Idaho and eventually to Canada over the next seven months.  The shipments would first be barged to Lewiston.

Although the proposal is still under discussion with the Idaho Transportation Department and the U.S. Forest Service, Pierce speculated the first shipment could begin as early as the end of this month. Continue reading