Climate Justice Forum: Cass Davis on Idaho Highway Expansion Halt, Doubled Lake Coal Trains & Bridges, Federal Coal Lease Moratorium, Corrupt Montana Coal Company, Police & Pipeline Deal Protests 8-31-22


The Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (PRDC) board president Cass Davis discussing decades-long citizen efforts to protect native Palouse Prairie remnants, wildlife, and wetlands from north Idaho highway realignment and expansion.  We also share news, music, and reflections on a federal agency decision halting work on that Highway 95 project, a PRDC crowdfunding campaign, doubled Idaho lake railroad bridges and coal train lengths, a court-reinstated coal leasing moratorium on federal lands, investigations and rancher cases against a corrupt Montana coal company, an indigenous civil suit against police harassment near British Columbia gas pipeline construction, and New York City protests of pipeline deals in Congressional bills.  Broadcast for ten 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, grassroots, frontline resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

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