Climate Justice Forum: 7th Anniversary Show, Railroad Bridges Lawsuit Standing & Navigation Impacts, Idaho Political Corruption, Governor on Climate Change, New York Power Plant Blockade, Pipeline Invasions of First Nations, Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Study 1-23-19


The Wednesday, January 23, 2019, seventh anniversary, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on north Idaho railroad bridges lawsuit challenges and navigation impacts, Idaho political corruption and governor acceptance of climate change, a New York tractor blockade of gas power plant construction, First Nations resistance to police and pipeline invasions, and an immediate fossil fuel phase-out study.  Broadcast for seven years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide opposition to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

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Climate Justice Forum: Railroad Bridge Navigation Comments, Idaho Oil & Gas Commission Resignation, Pipeline Protesters at Oregon Governor Inauguration, Canadian Police & Pipeline Invasion, Indigenous Peoples March Interviews 1-16-19


The Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on navigation comments on proposed, Lake Pend Oreille, railroad bridges, an Idaho oil and gas commission conflict of interest resignation, pipeline resistors’ disruption of an Oregon governor’s inauguration, coastal, First Nations opposition of police and pipeline invasions, and interviews of indigenous peoples movement activists and Washington DC march organizers.  Broadcast for seven years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Railroad Bridges Navigation Comments to Coast Guard Due January 17

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Soon after Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) filed our opening brief challenging an Idaho Department of Lands/Land Board encroachment permit for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s Sandpoint Junction Connector project, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) District 13 bridge program chief Steven Fischer released public notices on December 18, 2018, acknowledging that the USCG has received an application from BNSF, which requests approval of proposed construction locations and plans for second, parallel bridges across Sand Creek and almost one mile over Lake Pend Oreille, both navigable waterways of the United States [1-3].  The lead, federal agency regulating this project is currently asking for public comments exclusively on the “reasonable needs of navigation” potentially affected by the new railroad bridges, encouraging boaters, maritime stakeholders, and the public to carefully review its notice and bridge expansion project summary, plans, diagrams, maps, and locations [4-6].

Please view the searchable, PDF copies of official, signed versions of BNSF applications, as well as the USCG bridge permit application guide and WIRT’s draft comment suggestions describing information missing from the Coast Guard-provided documents and navigation impacted by the proposed, BNSF bridges [7-9].  In your comments, specifically address the compromised safety of navigation around bridge structures and explain other possible, bridge effects on navigation in “sufficient detail to establish a clear understanding of reasons for support of, or opposition to, the proposed work.”  Express your views on or before January 17, 2019, by writing, calling, and sending mail to Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, 915 Second Avenue, Room 3510, Seattle, WA 98174-1067, email to D13-PF-D13BRIDGES@uscg.mil, and/or a call to 206-220-7282.

Request inclusion of your comments in the public record for this winter-inappropriate, navigation comment period offering limited, public information and for the forthcoming environmental assessment or more community-preferred and scientifically rigorous, draft environmental impact statement for the BNSF Sandpoint Junction Connector project.  The Coast Guard has not yet completed this separate, environmental review document nor published public and Federal Register notices announcing its availability for review.  WIRT and regional allies will alert you when the USCG releases it, so you can contribute further, effective comments on the socioeconomic and environmental factors and implications of this industrial invasion of the Pend Oreille watershed.

Thanks for your resistance to this fossil fuels-facilitating, railroad scheme and your support of the WIRT collective’s #No2ndBridge litigation of the Idaho encroachment permit for this project, as we continue to work together to protect the health, beauty, and enjoyment of beloved Lake Pend Oreille and interior Northwest air, waters, and lands. Continue reading

Climate Justice Forum: Earth First! Uncle Dennis Passing, Railroad Bridges Permit Litigation, Navigation Comments to Coast Guard, Oregon Ruling against Methanol Facility, Canadian Police & Pipeline Invasion of Indigenous Lands 1-9-19


The Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on the passing of Uncle Dennis of the Earth First! Update radio show, litigation of a state permit for railroad bridges over Lake Pend Oreille, bridge navigation comments to the Coast Guard, an Oregon appeals board ruling against a Columbia River methanol facility, and Canadian police invasion, arrests, and solidarity actions around indigenous land protection against pipelines.  Broadcast for seven years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Bruce Campbell on Lac-Megantic Disaster, 2018 News on Idaho Oil & Gas, Ballot Initiatives, Newport Smelter, & Lake Rail Bridges, Coal Declines, Increased Oil Trains, Bridge Navigation Comments, Oregon Gas Pipeline & Port 1-2-19


The Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features an interview with Bruce Campbell on his Lac-Megantic rail disaster book, and news and reflections on 2018 issues like Payette County oil and gas developments, statewide ballot initiatives, and the proposed, Newport silicon smelter and second, Lake Pend Oreille rail bridge, coal consumption and regulation declines, increased oil train traffic, bridge navigation comments to the Coast Guard, and resistance to the Pacific Connector pipeline and Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas port.  Broadcast for seven years on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow, every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show describes continent-wide resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.