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Big crowd for ITD hearing today

Crowd at ITD hearing Friday on ConocoPhillips megaloads (Betsy Russell)
Crowd at ITD hearing Friday on ConocoPhillips megaloads (Betsy Russell)

Today is the day that an ITD hearing officer will hear arguments from all sides on the proposed four mega-loads of oil refinery equipment that ConocoPhillips wants to send across U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. ITD's auditorium is quite full; among the crowd are more than 50 Conoco employees and supporters of the project who are wearing T-shirts touting it. The Billings, Mont. refinery employs 400 people, including about 100 contractors.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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