mock Rising Tide cover
WW cover March 31
blasted the city with over 3,000 fake newspaper covers wrapping the Willamette Week. With content including an interview with Bigfoot about pipeline plans through Mt. Hood and a chart explaining the Columbia River Crossing project as understood by Glen [sic] Beck. The action was part of Fossil Fools Day, a national day-of-action with the tag-line, 'Pull a prank that packs a punch' meant to inspire playful actions targeting the fossil fuel industry."
And the environmental activists went on to write
The action was pulled off to provide light-hearted education to the public and simultaneously call out those corporations and projects that have been using an elaborate public relations campaign to “green” their image. Ryan Caraway with Portland Rising Tide explained the action, “Our region is threatened by a number of projects that would increase our dependency on fossil fuels as well as threaten some of the most pristine areas left in this country. Unfortunately, we feel that we don't see enough critical media surrounding these issues and we wanted to change that – at least for one night.”