Weekend, WIRT & Allied Events


Regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) gratefully requests your participation in these weekend events and ongoing issues.

Friday & Saturday, October 4-5: Moscow WIRT Meeting & Tabling

Volunteer, grassroots, WIRT organizers would greatly appreciate your help in arranging upcoming presentations, training workshops, demonstrations, and #No2ndBridge litigation, and reaching out to allies, attorneys, and our regional network.  So we encourage you to participate in October potluck gatherings, enjoy climate action documentaries, talk about tactics and strategies, and offer your unique advice and assistance, as we together relentlessly confront the fossil fuel causes of climate change, through direct resistance and frontline solutions.  Starting in October 2019, we are meeting on the first and third Thursday (instead of Wednesday) of every month, except this week on Friday in Moscow.  Activity-planning conversations begin at 6 pm (not the usual 7 pm) on Friday, October 4, at The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 East Second Street in Moscow, and on Thursday, October 17, at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church Street in Sandpoint.

We also hope to talk with you about critical issues, at the Farmers Market outreach tables hosted by Palouse Environmental Sustainability Coalition (PESC) and WIRT, at Friendship Square in Moscow on Saturday, October 5, and near Farmin Park in Sandpoint throughout the rest of the season.  Please check WIRT website and especially facebook pages for posts since September 21, on recent and ongoing, regional, climate strikes and #No2ndBridge protests, and share this information among your associates and contacts [1, 2].  We anticipate forthcoming, WIRT newsletters on railroad bridge expansion document deficiencies, Treasure Valley oil and gas hearings, lawsuits, and driller bankruptcy, and released, federal investigation files on local, fossil fuels opponents.

Sunday, October 6: A Vigil for the Healing of the Earth

The Silver Valley Community Resource Center and tribal and faith leaders, social/environmental justice groups, and elected officials of eastern Washington and north Idaho invite everyone to a gathering from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, October 6, at Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park, 31732 South Mission Road, at Exit 39 off Interstate 90 in Cataldo, Idaho.  Thousands of regional residents have voiced opposition to the toxic waste site at the Old Mission at Cataldo.  Many concerned citizens within the Bunker Hill Superfund site support establishment of a community lead health clinic, with a portion of multi-million-dollar, settlement funds, for reparation of generations of families living with health conditions imposed by a mining legacy of lead pollution.  See the attached flyer for further event information, and join us in protecting the future of Silver Valley children, community, environment, and economic development. Continue reading

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Climate Justice Forum: Rod Munroe on Coal Plant Protest, Idaho Governor Conflicts, Oil & Gas Leases, Coal Train Pollution, & Bridges EIS Request, Indigenous Capitol Occupation 10-2-19


The Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features a conversation with Rod Munroe of Green Mountain Rising, about protests outside New England’s largest coal power plant, and news and reflections on upcoming and recent, community events, Idaho governor conflicts of interest, a Sandpoint City Council letter requesting stronger environmental review of rail bridges expanding coal pollution, Idaho landowner uncertainty about a bankrupt oil and gas company, and anti-fossil fuels, indigenous occupation of Washington Capitol grounds.  Broadcast for seven 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 afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: North Idaho Climate Strike, Rail Bridge Protest, City Permit, & Appeal Letter, Idaho Gas Driller Bankruptcy, First Nation Court Victory over Pipeline, Chicago Bank Lock-Down 9-25-19


The Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on the autumn equinox, a north Idaho climate strike, railroad expansion protest, and train and truck collision death, a Sandpoint rail bridge permit and letter requesting stronger environmental review, Idaho oil and gas driller bankruptcy and creditor lawsuit, a B.C. First Nation court victory over a tar sands pipeline assessment, and Chicago activist shut-down of a pipeline funding bank.  Broadcast for seven 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 afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Greta Thunberg, Idaho Climate Strikes & Gas Driller Bankruptcy, Houston Ship Channel Blockade, Valve Turner Necessity Defense Victory, Sleepy Engineer Train Wrecks 9-18-19


The Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features a talk by European student climate strike leader Greta Thunberg, and news and reflections on upcoming climate crisis and fossil fuel infrastructure protests in Moscow, Sandpoint, and beyond, Idaho oil and gas drilling company bankruptcy and fraud investigation, a Houston ship channel blockade ahead of a presidential candidate debate, a Washington Supreme Court decision favoring a pipeline valve turner’s necessity defense, and trains wrecked by engineers with sleep apnea.  Broadcast for seven 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 for several weeks afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Fifth Panhandle Paddle, Declining Idaho Driller Stocks, Keystone XL Nebraska Approval & Boise-Built Camps, Intentional Amazon Fires 8-28-19


The Wednesday, August 28, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on the Fifth Panhandle Paddle, north Idaho fossil fuels train and railroad bridge resistance, a 2017 Montana coal train spill, declining Idaho gas driller stock prices, Boise-built Keystone XL pipeline construction camps, the death of billionaire climate denier David Koch, a Native-hosted presidential candidate forum, the first hearing of telescope blockading Hawai’in elders, a cancelled Democratic climate change debate, intentionally set Amazon fires, and Nebraska Supreme Court approval of an alternative Keystone XL route.  Broadcast for seven 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 for several weeks afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Coal Terminal Court Defeat, Thunderstorm-Derailed Trains, Railroad Crew Size Lawsuits, Bismarck Rail Bridge Dispute, North Dakota & Idaho Oil Spills, New Fruitland Forced Pooling, Federally Upheld Tribal Rulings, Line 3 & Trans Mountain Blockades 8-21-19


The Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on a Washington court order against the Millennium coal export terminal, hundreds of railroad cars derailed by Kansas thunderstorm winds, state laws and lawsuits on train crew sizes, a controversial Bismarck railroad bridge, oil spills in Lake Pend Oreille and North Dakota, recent Montana earthquakes, a new Idaho oil and gas forced pooling application, a federal court decision upholding tribal court rulings, and Line 3 and Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline blockades.  Broadcast for seven 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, and podcast for several weeks afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Lake Railroad Bridge Opposition, LNG-by-Rail, Pipeline Expansions & Protests, Colville & Iowa Derailments, Railroad Street Blockage Citations 8-7-19


The Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on a Veterans for Peace convention in Spokane, the Fifth Panhandle Paddle, Lake Pend Oreille railroad bridge opposition outreach, public input on LNG-by-rail and Dakota Access pipeline expansion, Trans Mountain pipeline construction approval and protest, train derailments in Colville and northwest Iowa, and Oklahoma citations of railroads for road blockages.  Broadcast for seven 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, and podcast for several weeks afterward on Radio Free America, the show describes continent-wide, grassroots resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Tribal Canoe Journeys, #No2ndBridge Actions, LNG-by-Rail Comments, Oil Train Volatility, Tar Sands Mine Approval, Kalispel Airshed Protection, Hawaiian Telescope Blockade 7-31-19


The Wednesday, July 31, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on canoe journeys to the Kalispel and Lummi nations, north Idaho railroad bridge resistance and outreach, Spokane climate and veterans conferences, LNG-by-rail comment opportunities, Washington oil train volatility law pushback, Canadian panel approval of a new tar sands mine, an Idaho nuclear facility wildfire, Kalispel reservation air shed re-designation, a Missouri frack sand derailment, an ExxonMobil refinery fire in Houston, and a Native Hawaiian blockade of Big Island telescope construction.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Solar Storm Auroras, Sandpoint Fire Demolition, Railroad Bridges EIS Support, Washington Opposition to Fracking, Oil Trains, & Gas Projects, Delayed Newport Smelter Study & Governor Support 5-15-19


The Wednesday, May 15, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features news and reflections on a geomagnetic storm increasing U.S. aurora displays, Sandpoint demolition of burned downtown buildings, support for stronger environmental review of north Idaho railroad bridges expansion, Washington bans on fracking, volatile oil trains, and governor opposition to natural gas projects, and a delayed environmental study and inconsistent governor support for the Newport silicon smelter.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.

Climate Justice Forum: Portland Tar Sands Terminal Blockaders, Sandpoint Railroad Bridges Protest & Comments, Idaho Order Vacating Forced Oil & Gas Leases 5-1-19


The Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Climate Justice Forum radio program, produced by regional, climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, features a Portland conversation among Mia Reback, Jan Zuckerman, and Ken Ward, discussing two Zenith Energy tar sands train terminal blockades and city bans of fossil fuel infrastructure.  We also cover news and reflections on a deadly Seattle construction crane collapse, a possibly catastrophic West Coast earthquake and tsunami, a second British Columbia tar sands terminal tree-sit, indigenous B.C. anti-pipeline statements at a United Nations forum, a tribal legal victory against Ecuador oil development, a north Idaho railroad bridges protest, extended comment period, and first annual thunder rainbow, and an Idaho oil and gas commission order vacating forced landowner leases.  Broadcast for seven 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 resistance to fossil fuel projects, the root causes of climate change, thanks to the generous, anonymous listeners who adopted program host Helen Yost as their KRFP DJ.