About WIRT

The WIRT collective is part of an international, grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the root causes of climate change and to promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis.

Climate Justice Forum: Pandemic Fossil Fuels Emissions & Bailouts, Reduced Railroad Freight, Washington Oil Train Law, Proposed Utah Railway, Keystone XL Court Decision, B.C. Pipeline Loan 5-13-20


The Wednesday, May 13, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on pandemic reduced fossil fuels demand and carbon emissions, north Idaho railroad expansion issues, reduced nationwide rail freight, a federal ruling against the Washington oil train volatility law, a proposed Utah fossil fuels railway, a court decision blocking Keystone XL and other pipeline construction, a Canadian agency loan for a British Columbia pipeline, and Trump administration coronavirus bailouts of oil and gas companies.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuels projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Oil & Gas Resistance & Collaborative Logging, Midwest Train Derailments, B.C. Pipeline Protest, Oregon Oil Terminal, Tar Sands Bird Landings & Closed Mines 5-6-20


The Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on Idaho oil and gas development, bankruptcy, and lease resistance, Midwest river train derailments and fires, massive collaborative logging projects near Lake Pend Oreille, an indigenous rally against a British Columbia pipeline, Columbia River oil train terminal comment opportunities, bird landings on Kearl tar sands tailings ponds, and Canadian tar sands operations closed by pandemic oil prices.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuels projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Shelley Brock on Idaho Oil & Gas Opposition, Pandemic Responses, Rail Bridge Construction, Alberta Flooding, Washington Smelter Ruling 4-29-20


The Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features a conversation with community rights advocate Shelley Brock of Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability (CAIA), talking about a federal lawsuit against forced Idaho oil and gas leases, wells and pipelines near public water sources, driller bankruptcy problems, and her statehouse election campaign.  We also share news and reflections on the global pandemic and government and industry responses, north Idaho railroad bridge construction, Alberta flooding near tar sands tailings ponds, Navajo coronavirus relief, and an appeals court decision on a Washington smelter site sale.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuels projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Pandemic Origins, Lockdowns, & Protests, Indigenous & Training Webinars, Earth Day, Keystone XL Court Cases & Construction, Collapsing Oil & Gas Finances 4-22-20


The Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on coronavirus pandemic origins, lockdown extensions, phase-outs, surveillance, and Idaho protests, frontline indigenous webinars and online activist trainings, changes between Earth Day 1990 and 2020, two Keystone XL federal court hearings and commenced construction, and collapsing oil and gas industry bank financing.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Railroad Expansion Opposition, Fewer But Riskier Oil Trains, Indigenous & Pandemic Pipeline Resistance, Alberta Rules Suspension 4-15-20


The Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on north Idaho railroad expansion opposition and activist privacy, fewer but riskier oil trains, pandemic impacts on nationwide pipeline progress, construction holds and First Nations appeal of Canadian pipeline approval, and Alberta suspension of environmental reporting rules.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Aftershocks & Rail Bridge Expansion, Tribal Easement Appeal, Decreased Rail Freight, Excessive U.S. Consumption, Fossil Fuel Manipulation & Infrastructure Pushes during Pandemic 4-8-20


The Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on Idaho earthquake aftershocks and damages, Panhandle fossil fuel trains, rail bridge expansion, and pandemic precautions, railroad appeal of a tribal easement lawsuit, decreased rail freight volumes, fossil fuels and telecommunications infrastructure pushes during public quarantine, U.S. coronavirus case surges, excessive consumption, and environmental effects, and fossil fuel industry manipulation tactics.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Coronavirus Responses, Earthquake, & Activist Election Campaign, Washington Methanol Refinery, BC Pipelines Opposition, DAPL Lawsuit Victory, Pandemic Pollution, Oil Storage Shortages 4-1-20


The Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on Idaho coronavirus cases and a statewide stay-home order, the first thunderstorm of the year, a strong southern Idaho earthquake and oil and gas activist election campaign, Washington methanol refinery review pressure, British Columbia pipelines opposition solidarity, tribal lawsuit victory over Dakota Access pipeline permits, halted pollution law enforcement during the pandemic, and dwindling worldwide oil storage capacity.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Postponed Fundraisers, Patched Oil Trains, Dakota Access Pipeline Lawsuit, Keystone XL Pre-Construction, Utah Earthquakes & Spill, Jordan Cove LNG Approval, B.C. Pipeline Protests, Oil Price Drops, Pandemic Opportunities 3-25-20


The Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on postponed local fundraisers, patched Northwest oil train cars, a Dakota Access pipeline court hearing, Keystone XL pre-construction work, Salt Lake City earthquakes and a mining plant spill, federal agency approval of an Oregon gas pipeline and terminal, online protests of a British Columbia pipeline, record drops in tar sands and oil prices and stocks, and opportunities to nationalize energy companies and progressively transform policies during pandemic crises.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Idaho Rail Bridge Construction, Montana Keystone XL Protests, Dropped Portland Blockader Charges, West Virginia Office Occupation, Presidential Candidate Debate & Pandemic Response, Indigenous Solidarity Gag Order 3-18-20


The Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on postponed ninth annual WIRT celebrations, north Idaho railroad bridge construction, Montana Keystone XL pipeline protests and court hearing, dropped charges of Portland tar sands train terminal blockaders, a West Virginia pipeline office demonstration, a Democratic presidential candidate debate and response to pandemic and economic crises, and a jail release order banning indigenous solidarity online statements.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: DAPL Protest Film, Lake Railroad Bridge, E-Law Conference, Oil Train Tribal Lawsuit, Withdrawn Refinery Expansion, Montana Valve Turner Ruling, BC Derailment & Arrests, Keystone XL Case & Permits, Presidential Primary 3-11-20


The Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT), features news and reflections on a Dakota Access pipeline resistance documentary, a dinner and auction fundraiser, north Idaho railroad bridge and switch construction, a cancelled environmental law conference, withdrawn Washington refinery expansion and tribal victory over oil train traffic, Montana Supreme Court rejection of valve turner necessity defense, a British Columbia tanker cars derailment and indigenous youth arrests, a Keystone XL pipeline court case and county construction permits, and Democratic presidential candidate records.  Broadcast for eight 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, online, and podcast on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to generous, anonymous listeners who have adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.