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Charges Dropped in August Coal Train Blockade Case!

Yesterday, Deep Green Resistance members Kyle Lee and Dave Hyde had their charges dropped in Whatcom County District Court. They were originally charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, and obstructing a train in connection with a 12-hour coal train blockade that took place on August 27th. The blockade was an attempt to directly interfere with and … Continue reading Charges Dropped in August Coal Train Blockade Case!

Letter to the Bellingham Herald

The burning of coal is warming the climate and contributing to a major planetary emergency. On August 27th, activists in Bellingham used non-violent action to delay a mile-long coal train headed to Vancouver for 12 hours. I, along with two other members of Deep Green Resistance, was arrested. We are very concerned that nothing is being done to keep coal in the ground. Unfortunately, with laws written by legislators who are beholden to corporate money, what options do we have? ... Continue reading →

Spokane Veterans for Peace Blockading Fossil Fuel Trains

by Direct Action Spokane A group of Spokane, Washington citizens are currently protesting on the BNSF railroad tracks off Trent, east of Napa. The action is being carried out to alert the region to the rapidly expanding impacts of climate change. The undisputed leading cause of global climate change is the burning of fossil fuels … Continue reading Spokane Veterans for Peace Blockading Fossil Fuel Trains

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

Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

Sick to the stomach. That’s how I felt after reading this story. But surprised? No. The USFS and other government agencies commonly ignore regulations and prioritize the economy over the natural world. That’s been their way for more than 150 years. The insanity is clear. Mick Lamar, chief of the local fire crew, defended the … Continue reading Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

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