Friday, February 25, 2011

For Now, Mega Loads Won't Use Highway 12


For the time being at least, Imperial Oil has decided it is better off not sending oversized loads of equipment through Idaho and Montana. Over the last several months residents along Idaho's scenic Clearwater and Lochsa River's have been fighting to block the use of highway 12 to ship massive loads of oil extraction equipment. Instead the oil giant will break the 33 propsed megaloads down into 60, something they have long insisted was impossible and send them North along an interstate route. The decision comes as a major victory for opponents of the megaloads, but the route of future shipments remains in question. Check out an article in the Oregonian:

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/02/imperial_oil_will_shrink_stran.html

More information at All Against the Haul's website:

http://allagainstthehaul.org/blog/

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