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Activists may target megaloads

Here's a news item from the Associated Press and the Lewiston Tribune: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An environmental activist group is gathering in the Lolo National Forest next month and organizers say they may target oversized truckloads of oil refinery equipment traveling along U.S. Highway 12. Earth First! organizer Greg Mack of Moscow says the gathering is set to run July 5 through July 12 between the Idaho border and Lolo, Mont. Mack told the Lewiston Tribune that the day after every annual rendezvous the group performs an act of civil disobedience. He says that if the oversized trucks, dubbed megaloads, aren't moving at that time, the group may choose a different subject. ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil wants to send more than 100 oversized loads on U.S. Highway 12. The Idaho Transportation Department hasn't granted permission for the megaloads. It's waiting on a recommendation from a hearing officer.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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