Stories tagged: megaloads
Fri., May 6, 2011, 7:50 a.m.
Megaloads hearing to enter third week
A contested-case hearing over plans for hundreds of giant megaloads of oil equipment to travel through a scenic Idaho river canyon will stretch into its third week next week, after …
Sat., April 30, 2011
Idaho state police warns of ‘threats’ to megaloads
BOISE – The Idaho State Police believes there may be an attempt to disrupt megaload shipments on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, an ISP official told a state hearing …
Fri., April 29, 2011, 1 p.m.
ISP: ‘Intel’ suggests ‘threats’ to megaloads
The Idaho State Police has received “intel” about people possibly wanting to disrupt megaload shipments on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, an ISP official told a state hearing officer …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Report: Route prized by hauler
BOISE – A 2009 report by the company that proposed to haul more than 200 giant loads of oil equipment on scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho said the …
Wed., April 27, 2011, 5:17 p.m.
Megaload report shows plan for ‘high-load corridor’
A 2009 report from the hauler of more than 200 megaloads of oil equipment proposed for scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho says the project will be a “game …
Tue., April 26, 2011
ITD official says requiring resizing of megaloads wouldn’t be ‘practical’
BOISE – Though 33 oversize loads of oil equipment in Lewiston are being cut down so they can travel on other routes – including Highway 95 through Moscow and Coeur …
Mon., April 25, 2011, 5:07 p.m.
ITD: Not ‘practical’ to cut down megaloads
Though 33 megaloads of oil equipment in Lewiston are being cut down so they can travel on other routes - including Highway 95 through Moscow and Coeur d’Alene - Idaho …
Fri., March 25, 2011
Idaho bill to block megaload suits amended
BOISE – Idaho senators had sharp questions for the sponsor, Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, over his bill aimed at blocking lawsuits over highway megaloads, and after much debate, voted …
Thu., March 24, 2011
Half-sized megaloads may travel Interstate 90
Some of the controversial, oversized loads of oil refinery equipment headed to Canada may be moved through Kootenai and Shoshone counties in the near future. The Idaho Transportation Department began …
Wed., March 23, 2011, 8:31 a.m.
Oversized oil equipment loads may be headed to I-90
MOSCOW – The controversial, oversized loads of oil refinery equipment destined for a project in Alberta, Canada, may be detoured north through Kootenai and Shoshone counties.
Wed., March 23, 2011
Megaload law would put heavy load on citizens
Dick Harwood says he’s very concerned about commerce in Idaho. Linwood Laughy says he’s very concerned about the same thing.
Wed., March 23, 2011
Editorial: Lawsuit- limiting bill exacts too heavy a cost
If the economy of Idaho is hamstrung by frivolous lawsuits, then lawmakers would be wise to draft legislation to fix the problem across the board. But that isn’t what’s at …
Tue., March 22, 2011
Megaload suit bill heads to Senate
BOISE – The Idaho Legislature is moving to block citizen lawsuits over megaloads on the state’s highways, with legislation clearing the House Monday to require a big up-front cash bond …
Thu., Feb. 24, 2011
Bill targets megaload opposition
BOISE – St. Maries Rep. Dick Harwood introduced legislation Wednesday designed to impose huge bonding requirements on anyone who sues to block a megaload – or anything else – from …
Sun., Feb. 20, 2011
Second megaload ahead of schedule, cuts delays
LEWISTON – The second of four oversized loads of ConocoPhillips oil refinery equipment being shipped across Idaho to Montana arrived at a stopping point near Kooskia in northern Idaho Saturday …
Sun., Feb. 6, 2011
Megaloads boost Idaho businesses
KOOSKIA, Idaho – Huckleberry sourdough pancakes, cigarettes and bulbs for strobe lights are among the purchases megaload crew members are making as the oversized cargo rolls through Idaho. Kooskia was …
Sat., Feb. 5, 2011
Megaload delay forcing new plan
LEWISTON – The Idaho Transportation Department is requiring ConocoPhillips to submit a new plan before allowing the oil company to send a second giant truckload of refinery equipment after the …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
New plan required after megaload causes long delay
The Idaho Transportation Department says it is requiring ConocoPhillips to submit a new plan before allowing the oil company to send a second giant truckload of refinery equipment after the …
Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
Russell: Lawsuit over Idaho’s secret tax deals deferred
BOISE – A lawsuit over secret tax deals has been dropped for now, but backers say it’s just to await legislative action. Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, has introduced legislation to …
Wed., Jan. 19, 2011
First megaload to roll Feb. 1
BOISE – Idaho will let four ConocoPhillips megaloads of oil equipment start traveling U.S. Highway 12 on Feb. 1, Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness announced Tuesday. “I am convinced the …
Tue., Jan. 18, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
ITD to let Conoco megaloads roll Feb. 1
Idaho will let four ConocoPhillips megaloads of oil equipment start traveling U.S. Highway 12 on Feb. 1, Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness announced today.
Fri., Jan. 14, 2011
ConocoPhillips says delays over megaloads ‘must end’
ConocoPhillips says “the delays must end” in its quest to ship four huge truckloads of oil-refinery equipment along U.S. Highway 12 out of Lewiston, Idaho. The big oil company filed …
Thu., Jan. 13, 2011, 2:37 p.m.
Conoco says shipment ‘delays must end’
ConocoPhillips says “the delays must end” in its quest to ship four huge truckloads of oil-refinery equipment along Highway 12 out of Lewiston, Idaho. The big oil company filed that …
Fri., Dec. 10, 2010
Big loads decision likely by Christmas
BOISE – ConocoPhillips painted a picture of years of quiet, painstaking work to plan for the safe transport of four mega-loads of oil equipment across a winding, scenic north-central Idaho …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010, 3:38 p.m.
Contentious megaloads hearing wraps up
ConocoPhillips painted a picture of years of quiet, painstaking work to plan for the safe transport of four giant mega-loads of oil equipment across a winding, scenic north-central Idaho highway, …
Thu., Dec. 9, 2010
Mega-load hearing draws crowd
BOISE – A crowd of more than 100 looked on Wednesday as a hearing in Boise brought out lots of new twists in the tale of the mega-loads of oil …
Tue., Nov. 30, 2010
Agency grants full hearing on mega-loads
BOISE – Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness has decided to heed a state hearing officer’s urging and hold a full hearing on a proposal from ConocoPhillips to haul four mega-loads …
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010, 2:44 p.m.
ITD agrees to full megaloads hearings
Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness has decided to hold full contested-case hearings on the ConocoPhillips proposal to haul four megaloads of oil refinery equipment across U.S. Highway 12 in north-central …
Thu., Nov. 25, 2010
Mega-load ruling favors hearings
BOISE – Residents and business owners along North Idaho’s scenic U.S. Highway 12 who object to mega-loads of oil equipment traveling the route and blocking both lanes have a right …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010, 3:59 p.m.
Ruling: ITD must hear from megaload opponents
Residents and business owners along scenic U.S. Highway 12 who object to giant mega-loads of oil equipment traveling the route and blocking both lanes have a right to be heard …