Posts Tagged with "montana"

Uprising in Montana: Activists Take a Stand Against Coal Exports

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Uprising in Montana: Activists Take a Stand Against Coal Exports

This post originally appeared on Alternet. It wasn’t as big as we’d hoped. These things never are, until, well, they are. It didn’t really matter though: Hundreds converged from across the country for the Coal Export Action and 23 participated in five days of civil disobedience in protest of the coal industry’s latest scheme to [...]

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Arch Coal Applies For Permit To Mine Otter Creek As Coal Export Action Continues

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Arch Coal Applies For Permit To Mine Otter Creek As Coal Export Action Continues

via coalexportaction.org Last night the story broke that Arch Coal has officially applied for its permits to strip mine Otter Creek in southeast Montana. The Otter Creek Mine would turn the area into a massive coal mining operation with new roads, rail lines and polluted waterways, should Arch be granted the permits. Some details about [...]

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Report from the Coal Export Action: Day 1

Monday, August 13, 2012

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Report from the Coal Export Action: Day 1

At around 9:30 this morning, one hundred strong gathered in Helena, Montana for the first day of the Coal Export Action. Today’s rally spread across the steps of the capitol building, kicking off a week of action against coal exports organized by the Blue Skies Campaign, a Montana-based, volunteer grassroots organization. Lowell Chandler, who is [...]

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The Money Behind Otter Creek Mine

Friday, August 10, 2012

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The Money Behind Otter Creek Mine

This weekend I’m heading north to the Big Sky Country to join friends and allies at the Coal Export Action. Yesterday, my colleague Scott wrote about the focus of this protest: the Otter Creek Mine in Montana’s Powder River Basin. As with so many issues that RAN works on, money is the motivating factor that [...]

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

It is obvious Big Coal is on the ropes. This week, both Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources posted losses. St. Louis based Patriot Coal, mainly operating in Appalachia, filed for bankruptcy. In Appalachia and the interior West, front groups like the Friends of Coal stirred up miners and their families with so much hate [...]

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Northwest Coal Feeling The Heat

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Northwest Coal Feeling The Heat

Things are getting hot in the Northwest. This past weekend, youth and radical activists took to the streets in what will become an increasing escalation of actions to stop western coal port expansion and exports. In Missoula, MT, Olympia, WA and Eugene and Portland, OR, activists associated with the Cascade Climate Network and Rising Tide [...]

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As Exxon’s Oil Poisons Montana, Study Finds Keystone XL Risks Underestimated

Monday, July 25, 2011

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As Exxon’s Oil Poisons Montana, Study Finds Keystone XL Risks Underestimated

The Yellowstone oil spill has fouled land and water in Montana, but a leak from the Keystone XL pipeline would be far more disastrous. Less than two weeks after the Yellowstone River oil spill, the situation is as nasty as you might expect. Exxon maintains that oil has been found 25 miles downstream, but the [...]

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

UPDATE 07/07/11 10:34AM PST: Please write President Obama to demand a ban on new oil pipelines until our communities are safe from the ones already in the ground. It was two years ago that U.S. regulators first discovered problems with the Exxon pipeline that ruptured this past weekend and spilled 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of [...]

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Montana Citizens Temporarily Block Tar Sands Refining Shipments

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Montana Citizens Temporarily Block Tar Sands Refining Shipments

People power is on the rise from the Middle East to the Mid-West, but also on the rise in interior west states like Utah and Montana around climate and extraction issues. Groups like Northern Rockies Rising Tide and Peaceful Uprising are leading the way with this new round of western rebellions against fossil fuels. The [...]

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Transforming the Northwest into Dirty Coal’s New Corridor

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Transforming the Northwest into Dirty Coal’s New Corridor

The latest scheme by the Corporate Doomsday Machine (aka the fossil fuel industry) to plunder and ruin the earth for profit involves transforming the highways, waterways and railways of the Northwest into a transport corridor for coal. King Coal’s domestic options are soon going to be limited after Obama and Lisa Jackson drop the big [...]

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