UPDATE from Wild Idaho Rising Tide: “Last night the city of Moscow was a police-state, with close to 30 police officers lining a 3-block radius in downtown. We’ve been tipped off that Exxon put in a phone call to the City police department and is now paying the force’s overtime pay. The load was not blocked and people are just sick to their stomach. A community meeting is being planned and we need as much help as we can get.”
The fight against the tar sands is hot!...
And in Idaho, Wild Idaho Rising Tide has already taken multiple actions blocking the tar sands megaloads bound for Alberta.
Last week, 9 were arrested fighting the megaloads. More actions are planned. 67 more loads will be rolling and they need some help!
Oil companies like Exxon are transporting massive pieces of oil extraction equipment from South Korea to Portland Oregon via ship, up the Snake and Columbia Rivers by barge to Lewiston Idaho and plan to truck them to Alberta over Idaho and Montana’s scenic highways and byways. The megaloads have been fought in the legal and regulatory arenas in ID and MT. Exxon has used every trick and loophole in the book to move that equipment. Now they are moving and Idaho’s residents are responding with non-violent direct action.