Tags Archives: Coal

Bellingham Coal Train Blockade Update: Death Threats and Legal Limbo

One week ago, three activists from Deep Green Resistance blocked a coal train in Bellingham, Washington. One climbed a tripod on the tracks, and when he was taken down two others locked onto the train further down the line. All told, the blockade held for 12 hours. With only three arrests, this is one of … Continue reading Bellingham Coal Train Blockade Update: Death Threats and Legal Limbo

Spokane residents occupy railroad tracks in protest of fossil fuel trains

By Direct Action Spokane Shortly before noon on August 21, a group of Spokane citizens occupied BNSF railroad tracks to protest the transport and eventual burning of fossil fuels in defense of climate change. The peaceful, non-violent direct action consisted of 30 protesters and eventually three arrests. The three people arrested were Nancy Nelson, Margie Heller, … Continue reading Spokane residents occupy railroad tracks in protest of fossil fuel trains

Activists blockading coal train in Bellingham

By Deep Green Resistance Seattle A coal train entering Bellingham, Washington has been blockaded by a fossil fuel resistance group, including members of Deep Green Resistance. This blockade, part of an ongoing regional campaign against fossil fuels, has been standing strong for six hours – with no end in sight. Beginning at four PM this … Continue reading Activists blockading coal train in Bellingham

Activists stage coal-train blockade in Bellingham; train stopped for 12 hours

On Saturday August 27th, activists for ecological defense blocked a northbound BNSF coal train for twelve hours at the Chuckanut Bay railroad bridge south of Bellingham, Wash. in an effort to directly halt the transportation of coal on-route for shipment overseas. The activists, many who represent the organization Deep Green Resistance, initially blocked the open-faced … Continue reading Activists stage coal-train blockade in Bellingham; train stopped for 12 hours

News round-up: fossil fuel trains, Santa Barbara chapter, report from England, supporting underground resistance

DGR Lower Columbia members report on publicy supporting underground resistance at a coal export terminal EIS hearing. DGR Seattle needs signatures on an open letter demanding that BNSF Railway stop transporting fossil fuels. A new DGR chapter has been started, in Santa Barbara. A member of DGR UK wrote a summary of land defence struggles … Continue reading News round-up: fossil fuel trains, Santa Barbara chapter, report from England, supporting underground resistance

We Demand an End to Fossil Fuel Transport by Rail!

Stopping fossil fuels is essential to life on this planet. The signatories of this letter are demanding that BNSF stop transporting fossil fuels immediately. We invite you to add your name to this list. Thank you for signing and please share! TO: BNSF Railway Corporate Headquarters 2650 Lou Menk Drive Fort Worth, Texas 76131-2830 To … Continue reading We Demand an End to Fossil Fuel Transport by Rail!

Publicly supporting underground resistance

Three members of DGR Lower Columbia attended the September 17, 2013, EIS hearing for construction of a coal terminal. The DGR members voiced radical opposition, by recognizing the uselessness of protesting in the ways permitted by the system, and explicitly supporting anyone who takes matters into their own hands to carry out strategic, militant attacks … Continue reading Publicly supporting underground resistance

Spokane Moves to Ban Oil Trains and Legalize Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels

ACTION ALERT Direct Action Spokane Initiative Banning Coal and Oil Trains Through Spokane Background: On Friday, June 10th, Gunnar Holmquist, M.D. filed an initiative with the Spokane City Clerk which seeks to ban the transportation of crude oil and coal through the City of Spokane, because of climate change and the threat to public safety. … Continue reading Spokane Moves to Ban Oil Trains and Legalize Direct Action Against Fossil Fuels

DGR and Direct Action Spokane oppose Pacific Northwest coal/oil/gas trains

Dillon Thomson / Deep Green Resistance Eugene In late April, I participated in Direct Action Spokane’s first public event and a strategy meeting regarding the blocking of coal/oil/gas trains in the northwest. The public event consisted of four presentations and a Q&A session. The presenters included myself, Jackie Minchew and Mike Lapointe of the Delta … Continue reading DGR and Direct Action Spokane oppose Pacific Northwest coal/oil/gas trains

Native Groups Lead Historic Action Against Dos Republicas Coal Mine

Via Censored News EAGLE PASS, Tex. — Native American Groups gathered today for a historic rally and march to protest the open-pit coal strip mine in Eagle Pass, Tex. The protesters called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  to rescind the mine’s permit, halt expansion and protect the land from further destruction. The project, … Continue reading Native Groups Lead Historic Action Against Dos Republicas Coal Mine