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EcoWatch

Uniting the Grassroots Environmental Movement
Aug 6 '13

Groups Block Megaload Delivery of Tar Sands Equipment in Idaho


Nearly 150 members of the Nez Perce Nation were joined by Idle No More, Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) and others in a blockade of Highway 12 in Idaho late last night to stop a megaload carrying tar sands equipment.

“I don’t look at this as a symbolic issue,” explained Silas Whitman, chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe. “Otherwise, we’d just issue a press statement, put up a few signs and just let it go. No. We’ve run out of time and initiatives. So that leaves us with disobedience, civil disobedience.”

Whitman was arrested along with more than a dozen blockaders from Idle No More and WIRT after police broke through the blockade by driving a police car through the group of people…

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/groups-block-delivery-of-tar-sands-equipment/

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