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Environmental group calls BNSF derailment into Kootenai River a major disaster

(Source: Kootenai Valley Times, January 15, 2020)

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — A North Idaho environmental group asking donations to "support grassroots resistance to dirty corporate energy" has labeled the New Year's Day BNSF derailment on two locomotives into the Kootenai River a "major disaster," accused official spokesman and mainstream media of covering up the damage and called for help "ground truthing" the actual extent of damage to the river.

Full story: Kootenai Valley Times

Friday, January 17, 2020

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