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Megaloads Saga Yields Positive Twist

As a general rule, globalization allows a rich, powerful corporation to maximize profits by exploiting cheap labor overseas and cheap transportation at home. That's how North America exports jobs overseas and imports manufactured goods. Case in point: Exxon-Mobil's designs for U.S. Highway 12. Almost five years ago, Exxon-Mobil, which owns Imperial Oil, embarked on a plan to purchase pre-fabricated equipment from South Korea, ship it to the Port of Lewiston and then transport this machinery on more than 200 of the largest, rolling roadblocks the region had ever seen along U.S. 12 toward the Kearl oil sands of Alberta. Whatever gave Imperial the idea this might not work?/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Trillhaase credits resistance and legal action from protesters for making the megaloads too costly to continue. He considers this to be the positive development in this long environmental battle. Do you?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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