WIRT Newsletter: September 26 to October 30 Events

Please join Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) and allies in these upcoming September and October 2014 activities! Expect separate announcements about the Global Frackdown, oil and gas lease auction protest, and other events soon.

Friday, September 26, 4 pm: Ellen and “Pops” Roskovich Bench Dedication Ceremony, East City Park, Third and Monroe Streets, Moscow, Idaho

Sunday, September 28, 2 pm: Hail and Farewell to Ellen Roskovich, D. Willy’s Blues Brew and BBQ, 112 West Sixth Street, Moscow, Idaho

A stalwart, core WIRT activist and supporter of peace and environmental justice, Ellen is soon departing Moscow for Portland, Oregon. Moscow, WIRT, local groups, and grateful friends will miss Ellen’s impressive community spirit, direct activism, and helpful contributions to many causes.  Please join in the festivities at the Friday bench dedication, as the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band offers musical inspiration, and at a Sunday reception to offer Ellen a fitting bon voyage to her new life among close family members.  (information link)

Wednesday, October 1, 1 pm MDT: Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission special public meeting on Alta Mesa’s integration application, Idaho Capitol Room WW55, 700 West Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho (Live audio-streamed at this link)

“The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in the Capitol, Senate Hearing Room WW55, Lower Level, West Wing, 700 West Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho,…at 1 pm MDT. Topic: Alta Mesa Services, LP application for integration.  This meeting will be streamed live via audio at this web site address…”  (information link)

Saturday, October 11, 11 am MDT: Global Frackdown, Boise Farmers Market at Eleventh and Front Streets, through Capital City Public Market, to the Idaho Capitol steps on Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho

In conjunction with the third Global Frackdown worldwide day of action on October 11, concerned citizens and climate activists are staging another public demonstration calling for a ban on looming fracking and all toxic oil and gas practices in Idaho and around the Earth. WIRT, Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction (IRAGE), and other groups will march with protest signs, banners, and chants, through farmers markets to the Idaho Capitol and rally on its steps, to publicly oppose fracking and fossil fuels that poison people and the planet and to demand a future powered by clean, renewable energy.  (information link)

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 14 and 15, 12 noon and 8:30 am: Statewide protests at 12 noon local time on Tuesday at Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) offices and state oil and gas lease auction resistance on 8:30 am MDT on Wednesday at IDL, 300 North Sixth Street, Suite 103, Boise, Idaho

Like June 2013 demonstrations across Idaho and April 2014 protests and occupation of a state oil and gas lease auction, IRAGE, WIRT, and allies are encouraging statewide, grassroots convergences at Idaho Department of Lands offices on Tuesday, October 14, and frontline displays of citizen disapproval at another state lands and minerals lease auction at the IDL office in Boise.  (information link)

Saturday, October 18, 9 am: University of Idaho Homecoming Parade, Rosauer’s along Main Street to Seventh Street, Moscow, Idaho

The Moscow Volunteer Peace Band will march and play with Democratic Party candidates and officials and may also join Wild Idaho Rising Tide, as we again walk with protest signs and banners and distribute handouts and candy, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the University of Idaho during the Once Upon a Homecoming week.  (information link)

Tuesday, October 21, 1 to 4 pm MDT: Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission quarterly meeting, Idaho Capitol Lincoln Auditorium, Room WW02, 700 West Jefferson Street, Boise, Idaho

At the October Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting, Idahoans should fully engage our last chance to modify the recently revised state oil and gas rules, before final approval by the Commission and deliberation during January 2015 Idaho legislative hearings. “Oil and Gas Commission…meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change at the discretion of the Commission…Alternate rooms may be utilized depending on availability of the auditorium…Meeting notices and agendas will be posted in accordance with the Idaho open meeting law.”  (information link)

Tuesday and Thursday, October 28 and 30, 6 to 8 pm: 2014 Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study public meeting, Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, Washington, on Tuesday, and at an unknown location in Lacey/Olympia on Thursday

Governor Inslee and Washington agency staff are conducting a study addressing the significant increases in oil transportation across the state, with hearings and comments that assess the risks and impacts of oil transportation to rail line and terminal communities and waterways. Crucial opportunities for public participation can provide input, express concerns, and inform state responses to combined oil and coal train and ship traffic affecting environmental and public health and safety and regional livelihoods and economies.  Contact WIRT for Palouse carpool arrangements to Spokane.  (information link)

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