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Kathleen Meyer

     . . . longtime river guide, sea kayaker, draft horse teamster, and author of the international bestselling outdoor guide How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art (with more than 2.5 million copies sold in 8 languages) and the Wild West memoir Barefoot Hearted: A Wild Life Among Wildlife.
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All tastefully-written illuminations, rants, and questions are welcome. (Tasteful, of course, is elastic in this case, but we’ll try to mind most of our manners.

Feel free to address prickly problems, toss out new ideas, comment with candor on products and locations, regale success stories, network with fervor, and—above all—dream up backcountry sanitation that achieves the ultimate in ecological and aesthetic preservation of those precious places in our shrinking wild.


Shooting the Shit
will post in a relaxed fashion, leaving us all time for rivers, mountains, oceans, and that old thing “making a living.” I realize that anything snail-like these days is bucking the trend but the offbeat path, now and again, screams to be followed. How I know it!
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Protect Our Water, our land, all our sisters & brothers, our planet . . .
By Kathleen Meyer, May 2018
No Keystone XL Pipeline
Join us, next week in Great Falls, MT, in defending our planet from the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. We won the first two rounds, jousting with the tRump attorneys, October 2017 and February 2018. Now comes the Summary Judgment hearing. May positive, protective actions prevail.

May 23, Weds: Rally & March (details below), Great Falls, Elks Riverside Park, 4:30 p.m.
May 24, Thurs: Summary Judgment Hearing, Great Falls, U.S. District Court, 10:00 a.m.
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North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA, based in Fairfax, CA) in partnership with Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN, out of Bemidji, MN) are the lead plaintiffs in a suit to stop the proposed KXL. Attorney Steve Volker, one of the West’s foremost environmental lawyers, is arguing the case on our behalf.

I’ve been on the NCRA board for eight years, working with members and president Frank Egger. Frank and I began working together to save rivers during the 1973 Stanislaus campaign. My friend Bill Whitehead, who’s an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, joined NCRA’s board last year. He’ll be a speaker at next Wednesday’s Rally. In addition to a long record of meaningful accomplishments, including stints in the U.S. Army and the Montana State Legislature, Bill is currently chairman of the board of the
Assiniboine & Sioux Rural Water Supply System, and he lives in Wolf Point, just downriver from where the proposed pipeline would cross the Missouri River. Bill and I met in 1992, when, as Jerry Brown for President delegates, we attended the Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden.

This suit—to banish further thoughts of a pipeline carrying crude oil tar sands from Alberta through fragile and sustaining lands and waters inhabited by abundant earthly beings—is fortuitously strong on plaintiffs, including
Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resource Defense Council, and the Sierra Club. NCRA and IEN are designated as the lead plaintiffs because we were the first to file.

Northern Plains Resource Council is heading up the Rally.

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Nuts & Bolts from Mark Hefflinger w/ Bold Alliance.

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Hope to see you there!  Or send powerful thoughts! And pass it along . . .
Questions? Ask in the Comments, or email me.
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Kathleen Meyer

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Protect Our Water, our land, all our sisters & brothers, our planet . . .
By Kathleen Meyer
May 2018
No Keystone XL Pipeline
Join us, next week in Great Falls, MT, in defending our planet from the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. We won the first two rounds, jousting with the tRump attorneys, October 2017 and February 2018. Now comes the Summary Judgement hearing. May positive, protective actions prevail.

May 23, Weds:  Rally & March (details below), Great Falls, Elks Riverside Park, 4:30 p.m.
May 24, Thurs:  Summary Judgement Hearing, Great Falls, U.S. District Court, 10:00 a.m.
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North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA, based in Fairfax, CA) in partnership with Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN, out of Bemidji, MN) are the lead plaintiffs in a suit to stop the proposed KXL. Attorney Steve Volker, one of the West’s foremost environmental lawyers, is arguing the case on our behalf.

I’ve been on the NCRA board for eight years, working with members and president Frank Egger. Frank and I began working together to save rivers during the 1973 Stanislaus campaign. My friend Bill Whitehead, who’s an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes, joined NCRA’s board last year. He’ll be a speaker at next Wednesday’s Rally. In addition to a long record of meaningful accomplishments, including stints in the U.S. Army and the Montana State Legislature, Bill is currently chairman of the board of the
Assiniboine & Sioux Rural Water Supply System, and he lives in Wolf Point, just downriver from where the proposed pipeline would cross the Missouri River. Bill and I met in 1992, when, as Jerry Brown for President delegates, we attended the Democratic National Convention in Madison Square Garden.

This suit—to banish further thoughts of a pipeline carrying crude oil tar sands from Alberta through fragile and sustaining lands and waters inhabited by abundant earthly beings—is fortuitously strong on plaintiffs, including
Northern Plains Resource Council, Bold Alliance, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Natural Resource Defense Council, and the Sierra Club. NCRA and IEN are designated as the lead plaintiffs because we were the first to file.

Northern Plains Resource Council is heading up the Rally.

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Nuts & Bolts from Mark Hefflinger w/ Bold Alliance.

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Hope to see you there!
Or send powerful thoughts!
Pass it along . . .
Questions?
Email me.
To comment, type in the box “Join the Discussion”; then enter your name (or a handle, if you prefer) and your email address, which will not be published. There is no need to join DISQUS. Skip Password and check “I’d rather post as a guest.”
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Masthead photo: “Sunrise over Sea of Cortez,” by James “Diego” Hatfield
© 2011 by Author Kathleen Meyer  •  All Rights Reserved 
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Masthead photo: “Sunrise over Sea of Cortez,”
by James “Diego” Hatfield

© 2011 by Author Kathleen Meyer  •  All Rights Reserved 
Web site design by
RapidRiver.us