Climate Justice Forum: Earth Day Wildfire Film & Oregon Climate Strikes, Coal, Sunken, & Unsafe U.S. Trains, Falling Gas Demand, Native Mine Blockade, B.C. Police & Pipeline Opposition 4-26-23

The Wednesday, April 26, 2023, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activists collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news, music, and reflections on an Earth Day screening of a Northwest wildfire film in Newport and excessive north Idaho coal and oil trains, U.S. railroads’ comparably high derailment and fatality rates, an unknown, century-old, sunken train in Lake Pend Oreille, an injurious train crash and forest fire in Maine, Spokane faith leaders and Oregon youth climate strike protests of Northwest fracked gas pipeline expansion and a Portland fossil fuels hub, falling U.S. natural gas production and demand, a Native elders blockade of Nevada lithium mine construction, Canadian actions to abolish a police and industry response group, and First Nation spring resistance camp opportunities in British Columbia.  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.

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Carry It On (Music Video), May 4, 2016 Folk Roots and Blues

Please Attend This Earth Day Screening!, April 21, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide

On Earth Day, #EndCoalPollution and #BanishBombTrains!, April 23, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide

His View: On the Rails, the U.S. is Hardly Exceptional, April 21, 2023 Nick Gier in Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Lost Tales: A Sunken Train in Idaho May Solve a Century-Old Mystery, October 28, 2021 Metro Voice

Cleanup Underway after Train Derails in Fiery Crash near Rockwood, Injuring Three, April 15, 2023 News Center Maine

Letter to the Editor: Pipeline Threatens Our Safety, April 25, 2023 Spokane FaVs

‘It Makes Me Sad and Stressed’: Young Activists Stage ‘Climate Strike’ March, Protest in Downtown Bend, April 21, 2023 KTVZ

Oregon Students Ask Governor Kotek to Focus on Climate in Strike against Fossil Fuel Corps, April 21, 2023 KOIN

Hundreds of Portland Students Demand Oregon Climate Change Action, April 21, 2023 Spokesman-Review

Sometimes (Coal Train Song), September 12, 2012 Dana Lyons

U.S. Natgas Output to Hit Record High in 2023, Demand to Fall, January 10, 2023 Reuters

Breaking: Native Elders Have Blocked Construction at Thacker Pass, April 25, 2023 Protect Thacker Pass (WIRT facebook post forthcoming)

Protect Thacker Pass Campaign Timeline, 2023 Protect Thacker Pass

Open Letter to Abolish the RCMP Community-Industry Response Group, 2023 Abolish CIRG

Take Action, 2023 Abolish CIRG

Unist’ot’en Spring Work Camp 2023, 2023 Unist’ot’en Camp

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