Author Archives: Coal Export Action Admin

A Message from Rick Bass

Rick Bass, one of Montana’s best known environmental writers,  was arrested at last year’s sit-in at the State Capitol, the first large scale civil disobedience against coal exports in Montana.  Below, Rick explains why stopping the Otter Creek Mine is … Continue reading

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Announcing: September’s Showdown Against Coal Exports

Last summer, 23 people were arrested protesting coal exports at the Montana State Capitol, in the largest act of climate and energy-related civil disobedience in Montana history.  That action was a big step toward the kind of powerful, people-driven movement … Continue reading

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Peaceful Protesters, Impacted Community Members Turned Away from Mars Headquarters

Yesterday, residents of Montana, Washington, DC, and the larger Chesapeake area took the demand that Forrest Mars Jr. divest from coal exports directly to Mars, Inc headquarters in McLean, Virginia.  The action was a collaborative effort organized by Chesapeake Earth … Continue reading

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Day of Action Against Mars Coal Money a Success

This week, just in time for the Easter weekend, activists in communities from Washington State to Montana to North Carolina mobilized against one of the major (and strangest) financiers of coal exports: the Mars candy fortune. Mars Inc, one of … Continue reading

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Help Us Put Big Coal on Trial

The Coal Export Action sit-in was the largest act of climate-related civil disobedience Montana has ever seen.  Over the course of a week, 23 people were arrested for trespass at the Montana Capitol, in an act of civil disobedience designed … Continue reading

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