Stories tagged: megaloads
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011, 4:18 P.M.
ITD drops police escort rule for megaloads
The first Nickel Bros. megaload on scenic Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, which crossed into Montana late Monday night, traveled without any state police escorts – and the Idaho Transportation …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011
Idaho issues permit for pulp mill megaload
BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department announced late Wednesday that it had issued a permit for Nickel Bros. transportation company to take its first megaload across U.S. Highway 12 in …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011, 4:41 P.M.
ITD lets Highway 12 megaload roll tonight
The Idaho Transportation Department announced shortly before 5 p.m. today that it had issued a permit for Nickel Bros. transportation company to take its first megaload across U.S. Highway 12 …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2011
Hearings denied on pulp mill megaloads
BOISE – Idaho’s transportation director refused Friday to allow hearings that could delay a new proposal to send megaloads of equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. Several …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011, 11:29 A.M.
ITD says no hearings on new megaloads proposal
Idaho’s transportation director refused Friday to allow hearings that could delay a new proposal to send megaloads of equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, including several wide …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011, 2:46 P.M.
ITD issues final order for Exxon loads on Hwy. 12
The Idaho Transportation Department issued a final order allowing Exxon Mobil to transport oversized oil equipment on U.S. Highway 12 through north-central Idaho.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2011
Megaload protest leads to 3 arrests
Three more protesters were arrested early Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as a megaload shipment of oil-excavation equipment passed through the Lake City. Law enforcement officers confirmed that the Idaho State …
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2011, 2:57 P.M.
Three more megaload protesters arrested in Cd’A
Three more protesters were arrested early Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as a megaload shipment of oil excavation equipment passed through the Lake City.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011, 9:35 A.M.
At least 4 arrested at Moscow megaloads protest
Officials in Latah County say at least four people were arrested as they protested the movement of a so-called megaload through the city of Moscow.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011
Company plans to resize, reroute megaloads through Spokane
Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil on Monday announced a new route for the company’s Canada-bound, Korean-made oil field equipment: right through Spokane on U.S. Highway 395 and Interstate 90. ExxonMobil’s initial plan to …
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011, 12:46 P.M.
Mini-megaloads could rumble through Spokane
Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil has announced that some of its controversial megaloads, instead of traveling a scenic route in Idaho, may instead rumble through Spokane on U.S. Highway 395 and I-90.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011, 12:52 P.M.
ITD approves overlegal ExxonMobil shipments
The Idaho Transportation Department issued two new permits Thursday for transporting Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil refinery equipment up U.S. Highway 95 and Interstate 90.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011, 7:05 P.M.
Idaho megaload foes lose a round, vow more
Idaho hearing officer and retired district Judge Duff McKee today rejected a motion for reconsideration from opponents of megaloads of oil equipment traveling on U.S. Highway 12, but the opponents …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011, 8:15 A.M.
ExxonMobil beefs up megaloads security for conference
ExxonMobil has hired off-duty police in Lewiston to provide extra security for its refinery equipment during an environmental conference taking place in north-central Idaho.
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011, 3:46 P.M.
Foes appeal hearing officer ruling on megaloads
A group of North Idaho residents has asked a hearing judge to reconsider his ruling in favor of ExxonMobil’s plans to haul dozens of oversized loads of equipment along U.S. …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011
Eye on Boise: Megaloads may take both route options
It’s possible that megaloads of oil equipment bound for the Kearl oil sands development in Canada could take both identified routes through Idaho – scenic U.S. Highway 12, where the …
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
Ruling favors megaloads
BOISE – More than 200 megaloads of Korean-made oil equipment bound for Canada should be given the go-ahead to roll across northern Idaho’s scenic U.S. Highway 12, an Idaho state …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011, 3:36 P.M.
Hearing officer recommends OK for megaloads
Retired Judge Duff McKee, a state hearing officer, has issued a 63-page ruling on the proposed Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil megaloads on Highway 12, recommending they be permitted.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
Loads permitted for CdA
BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department has issued the first two permits for modified megaloads of oil field equipment to travel up U.S. Highway 95 to Coeur d’Alene, then turn …
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011, 1 P.M.
Modified megaloads to roll through CdA
The Idaho Transportation Department has issued the first two permits for modified megaloads of oil equipment to travel up U.S. Highway 95 from Lewiston to Coeur d’Alene, where they’ll turn …
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
ITD board drops 10-minute rule for future megaloads
BOISE – Idaho’s top transportation officials voted unanimously Thursday to eliminate the state’s 10-minute limit on traffic delays from oversized loads traveling Idaho roads, including megaloads. The Idaho Transportation Department …
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011, 10:56 A.M.
ITD eases traffic-delay rules for megaloads
The Idaho Transportation Board has voted unanimously to eliminate the 10-minute limit on traffic delays from oversized loads traveling Idaho roads, including giant megaloads.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
Mini-megaloads may enter CdA
After longer-than-expected delays on U.S. Highway 12 and opposition from area residents, huge oil equipment shipments traveling to Canada could be cut down in size and sent through Coeur d’Alene, …
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Eye on Boise: North Idaho representation on redistricting panel down
BOISE – Idaho’s bipartisan citizen redistricting commission is gearing up to draw new legislative and congressional district lines, and this time around there’ll be just one North Idaho member: businesswoman …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
Megaloads could skip U.S. on rail-truck Canada route
BOISE – What if giant loads of oil field equipment didn’t have to enter the United States to get from Asia to the Alberta oil sands project in Canada, and …
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011
Eye on Boise: Six receive state Medal of Honor
It was an evening last June when an EMS crew from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department was dispatched to a scene where a vehicle had crashed into a home. Firefighters …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011, 12:10 P.M.
Megaloads hearing wraps up; decision due in June
After three weeks, testimony in the contested case hearing on more than 200 proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 wrapped up today with disputes over how much the giant loads …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
Definition of ‘15-minute limit’ at issue
BOISE – A hearing over plans for hundreds of megaloads of oil equipment to travel through a scenic Idaho river canyon will stretch into a third week, after a full …
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011
ITD, oil company happy with megaload test run
BOISE – A “test module” for proposed oversize loads on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho made it to Montana this week, but it took weeks to arrive and caused …
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011, 9:44 A.M.
ITD calls test megaload a ‘success’
A “test module” for proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho that made it into Montana this week took weeks to arrive and caused a five-hour power outage …