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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010



Emmert already has hired barricade firm

Emmert International's project manager, Mark Albrecht, said his firm has hired a barricade company to block the turnouts along U.S. Highway 12 before the ConocoPhillips megaloads come through. Though ITD's proposed permits call for barricades for 24 hours in advance of the loads, Albrecht said,…

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Conoco's first witness: Terry Emmert 

ConocoPhillips has called its first witness, Terry Emmert, whose father started Emmert International 45 years ago. That's the firm Conoco has hired to move its four megaloads from the Port of Lewiston to its Billings, Mont. refinery. Emmert is testifying about other giant loads his…

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Conoco's motion is denied 

Conoco attorney Erik Stidham, arguing for his motion for a directed verdict, said, "What is clear is that the intervenors are trying desperately, desperately to call this a precedent and it's not." He said all the concerns they've brought up were considered by ITD. But…

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Conoco: Opponents failed to make case 

The hearing is back under way, and there were no questions on cross-examination for Linwood Laughy. That concluded the intervenors' case in full. Next up is ConocoPhillips; attorney Erik Stidham rose and read a long statement moving for a "directed verdict," saying that the intervenors…

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Laughy: 'It would shut that down' 

Attorneys for the megaloads opponents have put back up on the big screen the photo of a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 where a sheer rock wall rises on one side of the road, and a wooden guardrail 31 feet from the rock wall marks…

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Linwood Laughy, right, testifies at the megaloads hearing in Boise on Thursday, answering questions from attorney Laird Lucas, left (Betsy Russell)

Laughy is next witness

Linwood Laughy, the lead plaintiff in the litigation over the megaloads, is the next witness. He's lived in the region since 1948, when his family moved to the Lewiston Orchards area when he was 5. He's an honors graduate of Harvard, with a master's degree…

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