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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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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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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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Rick Bass on the Coal Export Action

Montana author and activist Rick Bass participated in the first day of civil disobedience at the Coal Export Action, and was arrested that evening with six other people.  We’re honored to be able to publish the below post, written by … Continue reading

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Monday, September 17th: Come to the Land Board’s Public Meeting!

The Montana State Land Board is scheduled to hold their next public meeting on Monday, September 17th, 9:00am at the Capitol.  As with other Land Board meetings, there will be several items on the agenda – not all related to … Continue reading

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Where We Stand Now

Wow.  It’s been quite a wild week and a half in Montana. On Monday, the last group of people arrested for civil disobedience during the Coal Export Action were arraigned in court and released, capping off eight days of action … Continue reading

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We Made History in Montana

This week, the Coal Export Action made history in Montana.  Over the course of a week, 23 activists were arrested, in a sustained act of civil disobedience aimed at drawing attention to the deadly impacts of coal exports, and raising … Continue reading

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Our Action in Photos

In the last week, we’ve brought the fight against coal exports in Montana to new levels.  We’ve put public pressure on the State Land Board, marched to the office of the Department of Environmental Quality, protested outside the Montana Coal … Continue reading

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