Climate Justice Forum: ShellNo, Flood Wall Street West, & Bomb Train Terminals 9-28-15


The Monday, September 28, 2015 Climate Justice Forum radio program, hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news about Royal Dutch Shell abandoning its risky Arctic oil exploration ventures, ‎Flood Wall Street West hitting the San Francisco financial district with uprisings, and upcoming public scoping hearings about proposed bomb train terminal infrastructure at Anacortes and Grays Harbor, Washington.  Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:00 pm PDT, live at 90.3 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide, climate and indigenous activism and frontline, grassroots opposition to corporate extreme energy projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

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Climate Justice Forum: Flood the System Actions 9-21-15


The Monday, September 21, 2015 Climate Justice Forum radio program, hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) features news about recent, frontline, Flood the System actions by grassroots Rising Tide groups integrating climate and social justice movements in Missoula, Tacoma, Rhode Island, Vermont, and beyond. Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:00 pm PDT, live at 90.3 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide climate activism and community opposition to extreme energy projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Hike the Pipe & Northwest Resistance 9-14-15


The Monday, September 14, 2015 Climate Justice Forum radio program, hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) covers news about recent, frontline, community actions against climate change perpetrators, featuring the Hike the Pipe campaign against the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline and Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (LNG) port facility, both in southwest Oregon.  Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:00 pm PDT, live at 90.3 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide climate activism and community opposition to extreme energy projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Help Stop ITD Paving Paradise by Monday!


Please excuse the lateness of this message, but Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) could not miss this chance to alert you to the opportunity to comment on and support resistance to the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on the U.S. Highway 95 Thorncreek Road to Moscow project. On Friday, August 14, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, published a notice of availability of the FEIS for the Highway 95 realignment and expansion project in the Federal Register, starting a 30-day public (citizen and agency) review period. After myriad delays during a decade of concerned citizen contentions and “intense review and study,” ITD and FHWA have again indicated their preference for the easternmost route, E-2 along the flanks of Paradise Ridge, from among the no action and three action alternatives (modified W-4, C-3, and E-2) of the FEIS.

The Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (PRDC), to which WIRT contributes as a member organization and board member, received this news from its attorney a few days before FEIS release. The huge document, accessible electronically on an ITD website and available for public viewing through printed paper copies at various locations like libraries, city halls, and chambers of commerce, offers corrections to the January 2013 draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and thousands of pages of combined public comments on the DEIS, ITD responses, appendices, and technical reports (some presenting new information). Its size alone, not to mention its numerous shortcomings, warrant an extension of time to review its analyses of project effects on natural and human environments. Nonetheless, PRDC board members and their lawyer have been urgently scrutinizing the FEIS, applying their greatly appreciated, collective expertise, diligence, and doggedness, to identify and develop legally defensible arguments refuting multiple aspects of the FEIS. They have recently held a special and regular monthly meeting, and intend to submit final comments before the September 14, 2015 deadline.

At an unknown time after the 30-day review period, FHWA will issue a record of decision (ROD) for the highway improvement project purportedly improving the safety and capacity of the 6.3-mile segment of U.S. 95 between mileposts 338 and 344 – Thorn Creek Road to the South Fork Palouse River Bridge in Latah County, Idaho. PRDC and WIRT will send updates on the situation and opportunities for your involvement, as PRDC and its lawyer review the FEIS and consider as quickly as possible potential litigation and supporting actions such as membership meetings and recruitment of impacted residents, fundraising events and mechanisms to cover legal costs, and effective public protests.

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Climate Justice Forum: Melanie Martin 9-7-15


The Monday, September 7, 2015 Climate Justice Forum radio program hosted by Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) gratefully welcomes Melanie Martin, a climate activist working with Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar Sands Resistance on various campaigns but most notably grassroots opposition to Utah tar sands development over the last five years.  In this interview recorded in Salt Lake City, Melanie shares frontline updates about recent protests, including an ongoing, on-site vigil, and the potential local and Colorado River watershed impacts of the emerging tar sands mine in the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah.  Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Monday between 7:30 and 9:30 pm PDT, live at 90.3 FM and online, the show covers continent-wide climate activism and community opposition to dirty energy projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.