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Citizens Hold Up Coal Trains, Reclaim Right-of-Way from Coal Industry

On Sunday, 14 people of assorted ages peacefully shut down the main rail line used to transport coal through Montana, by occupying the railroad right-of-way in an attempt to reclaim the space from the coal industry.  Employees of Montana Rail … Continue reading

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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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A Fearless Summer of Climate Activism

On Monday, I joined three other participants in last summer’s Coal Export Action, as we appeared at the municipal courthouse in Helena, Montana to describe why we and 19 others joined the largest act of climate-related civil disobedience in Montana … 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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Join the Day of Action Against the TRR!

Last summer, Coal Export Action organized the largest climate-related civil disobedience in Montana history. Earlier this month, Montanans delivered 2,000 public comments on the Otter Creek Mine to the DEQ in Helena. It’s now time to take on the coal … Continue reading

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Breaking: 2,000 Public Comments Delivered to Montana DEQ

On Wednesday, activists from Missoula and Helena delivered approximately 2,000 comments from Montanans concerned about the toxic effects of coal mining and transportation to the Department of Environmental Quality, on the final day of a DEQ’s public comment period on … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching: Tell Montana’s DEQ to Stop Coal Exports!

Important Update: At the request of Montana environmental groups, the DEQ has extended the comment deadline to March 6th.  We’re moving our comment drop-off date to the 6th as well.  If you haven’t already done so, please submit a comment below! … 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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