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Thu., Aug. 19, 2010, 8:20 a.m.

LMT: What Did Butch Know? When?

From Otter's description of the project, however, you wouldn't know what happens once the equipment is shipped to Lewiston. You wouldn't know that ConocoPhillips plans to move four massive truckloads up U.S. Highway 12, a project now on hold as a judge reviews a lawsuit blocking it. You wouldn't know Imperial Oil plans to run more than 200 trucks, each as long as 210 feet, as wide as 24 feet, as tall as 30 feet and as heavy as 290 tons along the two-lane highway toward Missoula. But those shipments are at the heart of the controversy. Residents and business owners on the scenic highway say it undermines their personal safety, economy and the environment. Otter's letter doesn't mention the shipments - nor, of course, his own plan to impose a $10 million bond on both ConocoPhillips and Imperial Oil/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Did Butch Otter ignore the transportation impact of the economic project he enthusiastic supported for the Port of Lewiston?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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