Tag Archives: Helena

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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Montanans Rally in Support of Civil Disobedience

On Wednesday, over 30 people gathered in Helena, Montana’s Constitution Park to support the venerable US tradition of civil disobedience.  Immediately before an omnibus court hearing for the 23 people arrested during last August’s peaceful protests against coal exports at … Continue reading

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Nov. 14 Court Hearing Coverage

From ”Coal protesters seek jury trial” by Sanjay Talwani at the Helena Independent Record:  A group of people charged with trespassing in August during protests related to coal development filled a Helena courtroom Wednesday afternoon, asking a judge for jury trials … 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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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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Finding King Coal’s Weak Spot

If there’s one thing the climate movement learned from the fight against the tar sands, it’s that the fossil fuel industrial complex has weak spots that can be turned into pressure points for effective campaigns.  From direct actions to stop … Continue reading

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