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Want to take radical action for climate justice? Get involved in Three Rivers Rising Tide! Check out our points of unity and get in touch by filling out the contact form below.  

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About Us

Three Rivers Rising Tide was formed as the Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective in  spring of 2010 out of a desire to develop a more radical response to the climate crisis and environmental injustice as they manifest in Pittsburgh and throughout our region.  The Shadbush Collective organized actions, educational events, trainings, and published literature for more… Read more »

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    Climate Crossroads

    Climate Crossroads– leaflet on Oil Trains produced by Three Rivers Rising Tide.

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    Photos and Video from Earth Day Oil Train Action

    Photo Credit to Robert Lee Bailey

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oil Trains in Pittsburgh: Street Theater on Earth Day

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015 Contact: Eva Westheimer, 513-600-0580, eva.westheimer@gmail.com Mel Packer, 412-307-6327 Oil Trains in Pittsburgh: Street Theater on Earth Day (Pittsburgh, PA)- Members from Three Rivers Rising Tide, a community group confronting the root causes of climate change, held creative street theater at several different locations, including Market Square and Mellon Square… Read more »

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    A “Climate Movement Across the Movements”

    by PATRICK BOND Tunis, Tunisia. (cross posted from counterpunch)  Looming ahead in eight months’ time is another Conference of Polluters, or COP (technically, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The last twenty did zilch to save us from climate catastrophe. Judging by early rough drafts of the… Read more »

  • Oil Train Derailments: Symptom of Extreme Energy Disease.

    March 13, 2015 by K.T. Tierney, 3 Rivers Rising Tide  In the evacuation zone of the Norfolk-Southern line, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania At a moment when we desperately need to transition away from carbon intensive sources of energy to mitigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change, the continued transport of dangerously filthy crude oil… Read more »

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    Yet Another Oil Bomb Train Explosion Marks Fourth Derailment in Four Weeks

    (Cross posted from EcoWatch) Anastasia Pantsios Once again this weekend, we saw scenes of tanker cars strewn across the landscape on their sides emitting huge billows of smoke and fire. On Saturday a 94-car train carrying Alberta tar sands oil derailed two miles outside Gogama, Ontario, with at least 35 cars going off the rails and at… Read more »

  • News Release from Flood Wall Street; NYC: TEN FOUND NOT GUILTY FOR ‘FLOOD WALL STREET’ CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, NYPD VIOLATED FIRST AMENDMENT; JUDGE TAKES JUDICIAL NOTICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    –FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– MARCH 5, 2015 Krystle Holmes Phone: 301-524-9940 krystlesface@gmail.com John Tarleton Phone: 917-282-4041 jt.indypendent@gmail.com Photos available here!  NYC: TEN FOUND NOT GUILTY FOR ‘FLOOD WALL STREET’ CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, NYPD VIOLATED FIRST AMENDMENT; JUDGE TAKES JUDICIAL NOTICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE Ten climate activists have been found “not guilty” of criminal charges stemming from the Flood Wall… Read more »

  • Take Action: Global Divestment Day of Action

    Join Three Rivers Rising Tide as we support our friends with the Pittsburgh City and University Divestment Campaigns on the Global Divestment Day of Action on Friday, February 13th. Join us at 11:30am at the Schenley Plaza Tent in Oakland and at 3pm for a Teach-In connecting how frontline communities are effected by fossil fuel… Read more »

  • Join us for our next Meeting

    Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, February 7th at 5pm. Get involved in radical climate justice organizing in southwestern PA; Meet up with Three Rivers Rising Tide! Saturday, February 7th at 5pm 623 Kirtland in Pt Breeze Rising Tide North America is a continent-wide network of groups and individuals working to address the… Read more »

  • JOIN THE PITTSBURGH MOBILZITION FOR THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH

    In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll… Read more »