Climate Justice Forum: Herb Goodwin, Idaho Logging, Bridges, & Double Coal Train, Missing Rail Chemicals, More Washington Derailments, Lithium Mine Blockades, Canada Wildfires, FERC Protest 5-24-23


The Wednesday, May 24, 2023, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activists collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news, music, and reflections on departed core WIRT organizer Herb Goodwin and recent outreach events and conversations, updates on massive deforestation schemes, railroad and creek bridge replacements, and a double-long coal export train around Lake Pend Oreille, a missing Wyoming train shipment of explosive chemicals, increased train derailment disasters and rail worker safety concerns in Washington state, ongoing indigenous tipi blockades of Nevada lithium mine construction, Alberta wildfires threatening gas and tar sands extraction sites and prices, and a Washington D.C. protest of federal regulators dominated by coal baron Joe Manchin.  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.

Herb Goodwin at the Sandpoint Blessing (Lummi Totem Pole Journey 2016), August 28, 2016 New American Underground

On your May 18th BEarthday, rest in power, core WIRT activist Herb Goodwin…, May 18, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Fossil Fuels Kill the World!, May 22, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Updates on Buckskin Saddle and Chloride Gold Timber Sales around Lake Pend Oreille, May 19, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT facebook post forthcoming)

Johnson Creek Bridge and Road Reopen near Clark Fork, May 17, 2023 Sandpoint Reader

Work in Progress to Upgrade BNSF’s Old Sandpoint Bridge, May 23, 2023 Trains

California Officials Investigating Loss of 30-Ton Shipment of Explosive Chemicals, May 16, 2023 KQED

Train Derailments in Washington Have More than Doubled in the Last Ten Years, May 22, 2023 KING

Rail Workers Call for Safety Improvements in Washington State, May 23, 2023 KUOW

Is Northwest Washington Prepared for a Train Disaster?, May 24, 2023 Cascadia Daily Journal

“Coal Train Blues” Coal Exports Through Columbia River Gorge and Pacific Northwest, January 22, 2014 Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Double Coal Train on Lake Pend Oreille!, May 24, 2023 Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT facebook post forthcoming)

Press Release: Ox Sam Camp/PeeHee Mu’huh, May 21, 2023 Last Real Indians

Alberta Wildfires Hit Gas Flow out of Canada to U.S., Spiking Prices, May 18, 2023 Reuters

Alberta Oil Sands May Production under Wildfire Threat – Rystad Energy, May 17, 2023 Reuters

Stop Manchin’s FERC, 2023 Beyond Extreme Energy

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