Climate Justice Forum: GTN Xpress Pipeline Hearing & Secret Supplier Contracts, Sandpoint & Spokane Rail Bridges & Harms, Highway 95 Lawsuit Settlement & Permit Letter 5-10-23

The Wednesday, May 10, 2023, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activists collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features community members threatened by Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) pipeline expansion, testifying at the February 13 People’s Hearing to Stop GTN Xpress, hosted by a Northwest coalition.  We also share news, music, and reflections on BNSF rail bridge and track construction and resulting harms to Sandpoint and Spokane area environments and economies, a Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition lawsuit settlement and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers letter refuting flawed Idaho Transportation Department attempts to realign Highway 95 near Moscow, and secret information about GTN Xpress contracts with gas supply companies sent to federal regulators ahead of a possible May 18 proposal decision.  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.

Big Yellow Taxi (2004 Remaster), August 18, 2014 Joni Mitchell

BNSF Rail Bridges Update, May 8, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT facebook post forthcoming)

BNSF Rebuilds One Bridge, Begins Another in the Northwest, May 8, 2023 Railway Age

Palouse Group Says Settlement Reached in U.S. Highway 95 Suit, May 9, 2023 Lewiston Tribune

Army Corps Letter to ITD Refuting Highway 95 Expansion Application Process, May 9, 2023 Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (PRDC & WIRT facebook posts forthcoming)

Secret GTN Xpress Contract Information Sent to FERC, May 4, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT facebook post forthcoming)

People’s Hearing to Stop GTN Xpress Part 2, February 13, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide