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Mon., Nov. 8, 2010, 10:04 a.m.

Missoulian: Highway 12 permits in ‘chicken-or-egg’ situation

The Missoulian reports today that Idaho is taking the position that it won't permit mega-loads of oil equipment to travel U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho until Montana issues permits for its leg of the trip, and Montana is taking the position that it won't issue permits until Idaho approves the huge loads. "We've said all along we can't issue a permit for someone to bring this size of a load through Montana until we know that they can be at our border legally," said Jim Lynch, director of the Montana Department of Transportation. "That means they have to have permits in place to get there as well." However, neither state views this as a problem, and both say they can work it out. You can read the full story here from Missoulian reporter Kim Briggeman.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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