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RT Orientation, October 22, Postponed for Winona LaDuke Event at PSU

Are you freaked out by global ecosystemic collapse? Maybe feeling helpless and terrified, wandering amidst a faltering toxic industrial empire? Wondering what you can do to fight for Mama Earth, to defend her big beautiful rivers and mountains and forests

Activists confront ODOT officials, demand end to tar sands megaload permits

Portland, OR, Friday December 20, 2013 — Climate justice activists entered the Oregon Department of Transportation offices in downtown Portland to stop the movement of the tar sands megaloads through Umatilla and Warm Springs tribal land in Eastern Oregon. The

$15,000 for Bail Bonds Raised for Those Arrested in December 16 Blockade — We Still Need your Support!

The public along with our friends and allies has rallied in solidarity with  those arrested in a second December blockade of a giant tar sands equipment shipment. Rising Tide thanks all for your incredible support! Despite the excessive $10,000 bail 

$ 150,000 in Bail Set for Those Arrested in December 16 Blockade – We Need your Support!

The people arrested Monday night blockading the tar sands megaload were arraigned Wednesday, December 18, in the Justice Court of Grant County. Fourteen were charged with five misdemeanors, one with six and the minor arrested in the action was released Monday.

16 arrested in Eastern Oregon roadblock of megaload; further resistance expected

The Oregonian– Richard Read, December 17, 2013 — JOHN DAY, Ore. — Police arrested 16 protesters late Monday as activists locked themselves to disabled vehicles in front of a tar-sands megaload near John Day, delaying the shipment’s passage. “Climate justice

Vancouver oil terminal comment period ends December 18th

The deadline for submitting comments on the Tesoro Savage Vancouver Oil Terminal is less than one week away. Please send comments to the EFSEC by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 18. Many of you attended the October 29th Energy Facility

Standoff Between Climate Justice Activists and Cops in Lobby of Omega Morgan Building

Earth First Newswire — December 13, 2013 — Employees at the Omega Morgan corporation were surprised to find a boisterous crowd of climate justice activists in their Hillsboro office challenging their role in tar sands extraction. The activists burst into

Protesters target meeting at megaload company

The Associated Press — December 12, 2013– Portland, OR  —  Protesters in the Portland suburb of Hillsboro interrupted a meeting Thursday at the headquarters of a moving company transporting a truckload of oil refinery equipment to a tar sands project

Vancouver asks for thorough oil-terminal study

The Columbian — Aaron Corvin — December 10, 2013 Vancouver neighborhoods cut off from fire and police protection by increased train traffic. A highly volatile commodity traveling near homes. An industrial area prone to liquefying in an earthquake. Those are

Megaload Planning and Action Meeting II

Thanks to all who attended the Megaload Action Briefing and Planning Meeting  on Thursday night!  We had an update from the actions in Umatilla over the past weekend when the first megaload left the Port of Umatilla on Sunday, December