Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Oil & Gas Bill, Derailments & Railroad Merger Concerns, Federal Ruling on Swinomish Oil Trains, Fossil Fuel Bank Protests, Alaska Willow Project Litigation 3-29-23

The Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activists collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news, music, and reflections on an Idaho bill that would change oil and gas rules on state oversight and well spacing and forced leasing, Arizona corn syrup train wreck monitoring, causes of a Washington derailment that spewed locomotive diesel in the Swinomish reservation, a federal trial and ruling against oil trains violating a Swinomish easement agreement, a North Dakota hazardous materials train disaster, a railroad merger causing safety concerns about tar sands shipments, First Nation and U.S. elder protests of bank support of a contested gas pipeline and fossil fuels, and litigation challenging the approved Willow oil extraction project in Alaska.  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.

Ruthie Foster – “War Pigs”, February 24, 2017 Curtis Pollock

CAIA Call to Action for Final Week of Idaho Oil and Gas House Bill 120, March 24, 2023 Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability

Last CAIA Call to Action on Idaho Oil and Gas House Bill 120!, March 26, 2023 Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability

Arizona BNSF “Corn Syrup” Train Wreck Site Visit!, March 27, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Anacortes Train Derails, Spills 3,100 Gallons of Diesel Fuel into Swinomish River, March 23, 2023 KHQ

What to Know about the Swinomish Oil Train Suit as Federal Trial Begins, March 20, 2023 Seattle Times

Judge Rules BNSF Intentionally Violated Terms of Easement with Swinomish Tribe, March 27, 2023 Seattle Times

Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Derails in North Dakota, March 27, 2023 Guardian

Kansas City Southern Railroad Merger Approved Despite Growing Concerns over Rail Safety, March 15, 2023 Kansas City Star

Our Call to Action for April 1st, March 19, 2023 Gidimt’en Checkpoint (forthcoming WIRT facebook post

Senior Climate Activists Rally Across U.S. to ‘Stop Dirty Banks’, March 22, 2023 Common Dreams

The Willow Project Has Been Approved. Now What?, March 20, 2023 Earthjustice

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