Stories tagged: megaloads
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Megaload lawsuit betweeen Forest Service, environmental groups settled
Environmental groups, the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit over huge “megaload” shipments. Shipments of the very large truck loads …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
ITD adopts new megaload rules for scenic Highway 12, despite federal court injunction
The Idaho Transportation Board has unanimously adopted new rules for megaloads on scenic Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, though a federal court injunction against such loads remains in effect and …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Highway 12 megaloads worry Idaho tribe
A stand against future oversized shipments on U.S. Highway 12 is being called for by some Nez Perce tribal members.
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
FBI contact unwarranted, environmental activists say
Helen Yost found the text message unsettling. “I need to speak with you,” it said. “Please give me a call. I am an FBI agent.”
Sun., March 23, 2014
Eye on Boise: McMillan ‘grateful’ for House ethics review
North Idaho Rep. Shannon McMillan says she’s grateful for the process in which the House Ethics Committee decided to not take any formal action against her for failing to disclose …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
441-foot-long megaloads bound for Montana through CdA
At the east end of Coeur d’Alene, bald eagles swoop and dive over the lake as excited onlookers snap pictures or watch with spotting scopes, and others stroll by on …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Interstate 90 at CdA could close for megaloads
BOISE – Interstate 90 through Coeur d’Alene could be closed for brief periods to allow megaloads of oil field equipment to pass through on their way to Canada. The Idaho …
Fri., Oct. 25, 2013, 6:48 a.m.
GE subsidiary gives up megaload battle
LEWISTON, Idaho — A General Electric Co. subsidiary has given up its legal fight to haul the second of two huge loads of water purification equipment through the Nez Perce-Clearwater …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013
Eye on Boise: Idaho cabin land swaps stall
BOISE – Three land exchanges designed to swap state-owned lakefront cabin sites for commercial property elsewhere were unexpectedly rejected by the Idaho State Land Board last week, after state lawmakers …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Highway 12 megaload injunction upheld by judge
BOISE – A ban on megaload shipments across a scenic stretch of U.S. Highway 12 will remain in effect after a federal judge denied motions to lift it filed by …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
Agency shuts down U.S. 12 to megaloads
BOISE – Federal forest administrators issued a closure order Wednesday for a section of U.S. Highway 12 through north-central Idaho that for now suspends all future trucking of big and …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013
Megaloads not allowed through Idaho’s Nez Perce Reservation
BOISE – Shipments of massive industrial equipment destined for the Alberta tar sands may not truck through the Nez Perce Reservation on a winding Idaho highway until a study of …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013
Federal judge to rule on megaloads by Friday
BOISE – Nez Perce tribal leaders urged a federal judge Monday to halt shipments of giant oil-field equipment across their reservation en route to Canada’s tar sands – even as …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013, 8:32 a.m.
Megaload ban could cost General Electric millions
A subsidiary of the General Electric Co. could lose millions of dollars if megaload shipments are banned or even significantly delayed on U.S. Highway 12, according to court documents.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, 7:37 a.m.
Federal lawsuit filed in megaloads dispute
SYRINGA, Idaho — A Native American tribe and a conservation group have filed a joint suit in federal court to halt a massive shipment of oil field equipment that was …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2013, 9:27 a.m.
Megaload draws Idaho protesters for 3rd night
A plan to move massive shipments of oil field equipment along a winding, scenic northern Idaho highway has sparked rock-throwing protests as Native Americans and environmentalists continue to try to …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Tribe megaload protest still on
The chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee said Wednesday that blockade efforts will continue to slow passage of a 322-ton megaload truck carrying oil refinery equipment through its …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2013
Megaload protesters assemble again near Lewiston
LEWISTON – With car headlights casting their shadows against a wall of the Clearwater River Valley on Nez Perce lands Tuesday night, protesters once again gathered in an attempt to …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, 5:12 p.m.
Nez Perce ponder new megaload blockade
More protests and human blockades by Nez Perce tribal members threaten to stall the shipment of massive oil field equipment - called a megaload - across U.S. Highway 12 in …
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013
Nez Perce say they will stop U.S. 12 megaload
Nez Perce leaders said late Monday night they intended to intercept a shipment of giant oil refinery equipment as it reached the reservation boundary east of Lewiston en route along …
Sun., July 28, 2013
New oversize load waits for U.S. 12 approval
The controversy over shipping oversize loads to Alberta’s oil patch through an Idaho river corridor took another turn last week. Two giant water-purification units arrived at the Port of Wilma …
Mon., June 24, 2013, 8:05 a.m.
Forest Service rejects Highway 12 megaloads
The U.S. Forest Service has told the Idaho Department of Transportation it can’t support an application for a massive shipment to move on U.S. Highway 12 across northern Idaho and …
Sun., June 23, 2013
U.S. Forest Service opposes Idaho megaload application
LEWISTON – The U.S. Forest Service has told the Idaho Department of Transportation it can’t support an application for a massive shipment to move on U.S. Highway 12 across North …
Sun., Feb. 10, 2013
Environmentalists win megaload challenge
BOISE – A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service had the authority two years ago to intervene in Idaho’s decision to permit a series of massive shipments …
Sun., June 24, 2012
Eye on Boise: Otter backs state’s flip-flop on sale of Five Wives vodka
BOISE – As the brouhaha dies down over Idaho’s initial rejection, then change of heart on allowing Five Wives vodka to be sold in the state – despite concerns that …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012, 7:39 a.m.
More megaloads possible for Inland NW roads
Imperial Oil approved an expansion for its processing plant under construction in the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. The move raises the possibility of additional megaloads on north central …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2011
Oil company backs off plan to use U.S. 12 for megaloads
HELENA – An ExxonMobil subsidiary has stepped back from plans to haul oversized oil refinery equipment to Canada along scenic two-lane highways in Idaho and Montana. Imperial Oil has applied …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2011, 12:13 p.m.
Exxon subsidiary applies for new ‘megaload’ route
Imperial Oil has applied to the Montana Department of Transportation for permits to transport about 300 smaller versions of the so-called megaloads to Alberta via interstates 90 and 15, transportation …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
Huge loads to take detour on Third
A series of superloads coming through Spokane will travel down a portion of Third Avenue during the next several months because they don’t fit under a bridge over Interstate 90. …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2011
Idaho won’t require escorts for oversized loads to mill
BOISE – The first oversized load hauled by the Nickel Bros. on scenic Highway 12 in north-central Idaho traveled without any state police escorts, and the Idaho Transportation Department now …