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No Coal Eugene Banner Drop

20 Feb

(EUGENE, Ore.) – Yesterday at approximately 1:36 PM members of No Coal Eugene dropped a banner reading “STOP THE COAL TRAIN” from the parking garage on 10th and Oak in Eugene, Oregon.

This action was done in solidarity with Rocky Mountain Powershift and to bring attention to the coal trains that will soon be coming through Eugene.

In October 2011, the Port of Coos Bay signed a contract with an anonymous company to ship coal out of their harbor. Coal will be coming from the Powder River Basin in Montana through several cities, including Eugene, to be exported out of Coos Bay to Asian markets.

An estimated 15,000 tons of uncovered coal will be on every train. The Sightline Institute estimates that 500 lbs to a ton of coal can escape from a single loaded car. With one or two trains coming through Eugene everyday, Eugenians will be inhaling an unsafe amount of coal dust.

No Coal Eugene is in opposition to the coal trains for three reasons: We support the community of Coos Bay which is already impacted by environmentally destructive industries – including strip mining, deforestation, dredging and pollution.

We are opposed to the use of fossil fuels as a non-renewable energy source because of its effect on the global climate and global health. We are also opposed to large coal companies using public money for their own profits.

 

We are opposed to the use of fossil fuels as a non-renewable energy source because of its effect on the global climate and global health.

Cascadia Forest Defenders Action Camp starts next week in Oregon

16 Jul

Forest Action CampActivists are invited to to support direct action in defenseof a beloved, ancient coastal rainforest, the Elliott State Forest. Under the watchful mismanagement of the Oregon Department of Forestry,timber barons are actively razing this rare, 93,000 acre cathedral of previously untouched wilderness. It’s time for friends of Cascadia to take a stand against the dozens of clearcuts on the table for 2011-2012.

Workshops will include: climb trainings, backwoods stealth and evasion, know your rights, and anti-oppression. Campers should be self sufficient with food and water. Town will be an hour drive away from the campsite, though there will be a creek near the site for those with water filters.

The Elliott lies roughly 2 hours Southwest of Eugene. Specific directionsto the site will be posted on forestdefensenow.com the week before camp,or you can contact (530)521-4991 for directions until the 22nd. Please contact forestdefensenow@gmail.com if you would like to share a ride or if you need a ride.

Cascadia Summer 2010!

21 May

Republished from the CFD site. This looks like an attractive option for those who can’t or won’t make it out to the east coast Rondy. It’ll hopefully spawn a long campaign that folks can plug into all summer.

ATTENTION FOREST DEFENDERS:
Join us in the trees for another summer of resistance!
West Coast Earth First! Rendezvous and CFD Action Camp converge this June 11th-13th.

This will be an opportunity to sharpen your direct action and forest skills. Most importantly, this will be THE BEST WAY to plug into the CFD’s summer campaign to defend Oregon’s native forests.
Workshops:
Climb trainings
State of Oregon’s forests
Field surveying
Anti-oppression
Know your rights
Government repression and the Green Scare
Wilderness survival
… and much more!
Camp will be within one hour’s drive East of Eugene in the McKenzie Watershed.  Stay tuned for directions and more information.
May the Forest Bewitch You!
And if you’re in Eugene, here’s what else they’ve got happening:

Shout-out for the Trans and Womyn’s Action Camp!

12 May

So the last TWAC was a big success and enjoyed by a whole lot of folks. It featured some awesome workshops.

That’s why there’s gonna be another one: