The Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activists collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features lead speakers at the February 13 People’s Hearing to Stop GTN Xpress, hosted by a Northwest coalition to gather testimony from community members threatened by Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline expansion and avoided by federal regulators. We also share news, music, and reflections on the Ohio chemical train derailment still sickening area residents and caused by reduced railroad safety measures and increased plastics production, a triple locomotive wreck and diesel spill near an Oregon river, resumed construction and wetlands concerns for a north Idaho highway reroute, and Idaho media coverage and central Oregon protests of proposed GTN Xpress fracked gas pipeline expansion. Broadcast for eleven 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.
“Bomb Train” in Ohio Sickens Residents: Railroad Cutbacks, Corporate Greed Led to Toxic Disaster (Emily Wright of River Valley Organizing excerpt), February 14, 2023 Democracy Now!
The Ohio Train Derailment Underscores the Dangers of the Plastics Boom, February 10, 2023 Grist
Oregon Locomotive Diesel Spill!, February 13, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide
Cleanup Underway after Derailment Spills Diesel near Yaquina River, February 10, 2023 Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Derailed Train Spills about 2,000 Gallons of Diesel near Yaquina River, February 13, 2023 KOIN/MSN
U.S. 95 Project Back on Track, February 9, 2023 Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Idaho Gasland Media Coverage of People’s Hearing: “What the FERC?”, February 9, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide
Protesting the Expansion of the Gas Transmission Northwest Pipeline, February 12, 2023 Argus Observer
Climate Activists Protest in Downtown Bend over Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion, February 10, 2023 KTVZ
Dozens Protest against Fracked Gas Pipeline that Cuts through Bend, February 10, 2023 Central Oregon Daily
People’s Hearing to Stop GTN Xpress, February 14, 2023 Rogue Climate