Nick Engelfried

Nick Engelfried is an environmental writer and activist. He is currently an organizer for the Blue Skies Campaign in Missoula, Montana.

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Climate activists rally outside State Capitol in Salem, Oregon to urge Gov. Brown to reject Jordan Cove LNG. (Photo: Backbone Campaign) Views
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Climate Activists Set Sights on Ending Fossil Fuel Exports in Pacific Northwest Once and For All
When federal regulators came to Southern Oregon in June for hearings on a massive gas export project, they were greeted by a grassroots resistance movement 15 years in the making. About 800 people attended a series of four hearings put on by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC. Those...
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
How Montanans Stopped the Largest New Coal Mine in North America
Montana communities won a victory against one of the world’s biggest coal companies earlier this month, when Arch Coal abandoned the Otter Creek mine – the largest proposed new coal strip mine in North America. The story of how the project imploded is one of people power triumphing over a company...
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
The Extraction Backlash — How Fossil Fuel Companies Are Aiding Their Own Demise
In the early 1920s, the Long-Bell Lumber Company planned the city that would become Longview, Wash., plotting individual streets on a map that gave life to the community before the first house was raised. Long-Bell built the town for families of employees at two nearby sawmills, and the timber industry is still a major employer for the community of 36,000.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013
How To Stop a Coal Train In Its Tracks
Last Sunday, 14 people walked past a “no trespassing” sign in-between two railroad tracks in Helena, Mont., and temporarily shut down the main rail line used to transport coal through Montana to the West Coast.
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Friday, August 10, 2012
Montanans Prepare to Harness Direct Action in Coal Fight
On Sunday, people from across Montana, and the larger area affected by coal export projects, will start converging in the state capitol of Helena. They’re coming for what will likely be the largest act of nonviolent direct action related to energy policy the Northern Rockies region has ever seen.
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