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Eye On Boise archive for May 11, 2011


Megaloads debate continues...

Here's a link to my full story at on the wrapup today of testimony in the megaloads contested-case hearing, after three weeks; a decision is due in June. Tonight, company and ITD officials will be in Moscow, Idaho for a public meeting on the…

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ExxonMobil: 'We eagerly await the judge's decision'

Cynthia Bergman White, spokeswoman for ExxonMobil, issued this statement after the close of testimony in the megaloads hearing today: "The hearing process further demonstrated the years of careful planning and steps taken to ensure these loads can be transported safely and with minimal disruption to…

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Retired Idaho District Judge Duff McKee, at left, presides over the contested case hearing on proposed megaloads on Highway 12 on Wednesday; testifying is traffic engineer Pat Dobie. (Betsy Russell)

Megaloads hearing takes back up...

The contested-case hearing on Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's proposed megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho has taken back up this morning, with the megaloads opponents recalling their expert witness, Boise traffic engineer Pat Dobie, as a rebuttal witness. Asked about testimony from ITD officials that…

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