The protest drew attention to what was at stake. What happened at Otter Creek would affect communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, Montana had just experienced some of its worst-ever droughts and fire seasons, moving climate change to the forefront of the coal debate. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were The Coal Export Action, a five-day sit-in at the State Capitol, was a protest against leasing of state lands to coal companies.
Protesters march in Helena in September
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