Today is the day that an ITD hearing officer will hear arguments from all sides on the proposed four mega-loads of oil refinery equipment that ConocoPhillips wants to send across U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. ITD’s auditorium is quite full; among the crowd are more than 50 Conoco employees and supporters of the project who are wearing T-shirts touting it. The Billings, Mont. refinery employs 400 people, including about 100 contractors.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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