Rising Tide North America

Rising Tide is a grassroots network of groups and individuals who take direct action to confront the roots causes of climate change and promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis. Rising Tide was formed in the Netherlands in 2000 to bring a more radical voice to the COP6 (UN Conference of the Parties) climate talks that attempted (unsuccessfully, largely due to the efforts of the US delegation) to salvage what of substance was left of the Kyoto Protocol. Employing popular education and direct action to address the root causes of climate change with a focus on climate justice, Rising Tide now spans three continents.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
As US Energy Secretary Arrives in So Cal, Bay Area Climate Activists Launch Daring Protest Occupation of the California Public Utilities Commission
As US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz arrives in Southern California to tour the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility where a months-long gas leak crisis has caused the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes in the community of Porter Ranch, two Bay Area residents have scaled the...
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Friday, June 19, 2015
Pipeline Protestor Arrested, Released, Charged With One Misdemeanor
Johanna Anderson, who had locked herself to a piece of Vermont Gas' fracked gas pipeline in Essex Thursday morning, was charged with one count of unlawful trespass in Chittenden County court. She was released from police custody late Thursday afternoon. Despite earlier reports from police and...
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Monday, June 30, 2014
One Arrest as Climate Activists Blockade Oil Terminal for Four Hours, Demand Halt to Crude-by-Rail Traffic in Pacific Northwest
This morning climate justice activists with Portland Rising Tide shut down the ArcLogistics crude oil terminal in Northwest Portland resulting in one arrest. Portland resident Irene Majorie, 22, locked herself to a 55-gallon barrel filled with concrete that was placed on the railroad track leading into the facility. Train cars enter from a nearby yard to offload oil into 84 storage tanks, before it is piped onto oceangoing ships bound for West Coast refineries. Over a dozen supporters joined her at the site.
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Monday, December 02, 2013
Two Lockdown to Controversial Tar Sands Megaload Shipment Stopping Departure From Port of Umatilla as Tribal Members and climate Justice Groups Rally Nearby
Near the Port of Umatilla two people locked down to a megaload of equipment bound for the Alberta tar sands halting its planned departure at 10:00 PM as tribal members and climate justice groups rallied nearby. The equipment, a 901,000 lb. water purifier 22 feet wide, 18 feet tall and 376 feet in length was met by fifty people and was prevented from departing as scheduled. It had planned to leave the Port of Umatilla, head south on 395, then east on 26 on Sunday night.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Groups to Mark Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary With Actions Against Corporate Fossil Fuel Extraction
On April 20th, dozens of environmental, climate, and social justice groups will target government and corporate operations with aggressive protests and civil disobedience in an International Day of Direct Action against Extraction organized by Rising Tide North America to commemorate the first anniversary of BP’s Gulf oil disaster. The protests were organized to demand an end to the environmental destruction and climate destabilization created by fossil fuel and other extraction industries.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Climate Justice Group Calls for Day of Direct Action on Extraction
On April 20 th , dozens of environmental, climate, and social justice groups will target government and corporate operations with aggressive protests and civil disobedience in an International Day of Direct Action against Extraction being organized by Rising Tide North America. The protests will commemorate the 1 year anniversary of BP’s Gulf Oil Disaster by demanding an end to the environmental destruction and climate destabilization created by fossil fuel and other extractive industries.
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Crude Awakening Activists Hold National “Day of Action, Night of Mourning”
Activists in cities and towns around the country express outrage, solidarity and grief about the catastrophic Gulf Oil spill during a “Day of Action, Night of Mourning” on Friday, May 14. Coastal ecosystems and species, and ocean-based economies face the grim reality of unfolding disastrous impacts as the ruptured deep sea well in the Gulf of Mexico spews oil at an every-increasing rate.
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Monday, November 30, 2009
Concerned Citizens Block Shipment of Generator to Cliffside Coal Plant
Two protesters locked themselves to the 1.5 million pound generator destined for Duke Energy's Cliffside coal plant in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Protesters are vowing to prevent the generator, which has been traveling across South Carolina on a 300 foot trailer, from reaching the coal plant. "Our nation has no choice, we must stop burning coal. The only choice that we can make is whether we do that in time to still have breathable air, drinkable water, a livable climate, and standing mountains," said, Catherine Anne.
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