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Eye On Boise ExxonMobil archive

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012


TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011

ITD says megaload shipments can resume

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department has approved a plan allowing large loads of Imperial Oil equipment to resume travel on the state's highways. The megaloads were suspended Dec. 6 after a driver tried to...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2011

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011

Moscow wants reimbursement for megaload policing costs

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Moscow officials want a company transporting oil equipment for Exxon Mobil to pay $12,800 for police services. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News (http://bit.ly/mT5GWi) reports the costs are from police services from July to September....

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2011

Montana judge to rule next month on megaloads

The Missoulian reports that a Montana judge says he'll rule next month on whether to repeal or change his order to keep an ExxonMobil subsidiary's oversized oil refinery rigs bound for Canada off Montana highways. Judge Ray Dayton heard two hours of arguments Thursday on...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2011

ITD chief rules in favor of Exxon megaloads

Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness has formally accepted the recommendation of state hearing officer Duff McKee that Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil be issued permits to transport more than 200 megaloads of Canada-bound oil equipment across scenic Highway 12 from the Port of Lewiston to Montana. In his...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 15, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011


FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011

Two more mini-megaloads get permits 

ITD has issued two more permits for modified megaloads to travel from Lewiston up through Moscow to Coeur d'Alene, then take I-90 to Montana and Canada. The two permits, issued Thursday, allow for travel beginning Saturday night for one load, and Sunday night for the...

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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011

The Montana court fight over megaloads...

The Missoulian newspaper today has a look at what comes next in the Montana lawsuit over Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's proposed megaloads on Highway 12. Montana Department of Transportation officials say they'll continue to fight the lawsuit, to defend their move to grant permits for the loads,...

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TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

Montana judge rules against megaloads 

A Montana judge has ruled against transport of 200-plus Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil megaloads through Montana, saying the state's Transportation Department violated the Montana Environmental Policy Act because it approved an insufficient environmental assessment. Idaho has approved the transports to the Montana line, though that decision is...

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THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011

Mini-megaloads get clearance to roll 

The Idaho Transportation Department on Wednesday reissued permits for two Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil mini-megaloads - giant loads that have been reduced in height by half - to roll up Highway 95 from Lewiston through Moscow to Coeur d'Alene, then take I-90 to Montana en route to...

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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011


Megaloads could take both Idaho routes

It's possible that giant megaloads of oil equipment bound for the Kearl oil sands development in Canada could take both identified routes through Idaho - scenic Highway 12, where the extra-wide loads would take up both lanes of the two-lane road, and a Highway 95/I-90...

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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

Further appeals likely on megaloads... 

Megaload opponents aren't giving up after today's ruling from a state hearing officer. “Obviously we're disappointed, but we think the hearing officer misunderstood some of the facts and the evidence,” said Laird Lucas, attorney for the opponents. “I need to confer with my clients, but...

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