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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2011

Forest service concerned about megaloads

The Missoulian reports that the U.S. Forest Service has expressed concerns to transportation departments in both Idaho and Montana about the megaloads of oil equipment proposed for U.S. Highway 12, saying they could conflict with its ability to "preserve, protect and manage the cultural and...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010

More megaloads arrive in Lewiston

The Lewiston Tribune reports that another 12 Korean-manufactured modules have arrived at the Port of Lewiston, as part of Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's plans to send 207 huge loads across U.S. Highway 12 through Idaho and Montana and up to Canada over the next year, though those...

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

NP Tribe: We weren't consulted

Here's a statement from the Nez Perce Tribe, whose reservation includes 70 miles of the route that proposed mega-loads of oil equipment would travel along Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, in response to news that ISP patrols to accompany ExxonMobil's proposed mega-loads were approved by...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010

MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010


ITD joins wide-loads appeal 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department joined an oil refiner in asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's decision that's halted shipments of oversized equipment over U.S. Highway 12. ConocoPhillips has already appealed...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 2010



TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

More on Highway 12: Full ruling, ITD response, more 

Here's a link to 2nd District John Bradbury's decision on the Highway 12 oversize shipments today. And here's the response from the Idaho Transportation Department: "The department received the ruling at about 5:15 p.m. (Mountain time) today. The deputy attorney general is reviewing the ruling...

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Highway 12 decision still pending...

Here's a update from the Lewiston Tribune: "Second District Judge John Bradbury is still working on his decision in a case where the court has been asked to block four mega-truckloads from traveling on U.S. Highway 12 from Lewiston to a refinery in Billings, Mont....

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MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010

The Idaho 2nd District courtroom at Lewiston, Idaho, was full Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, as Judge John Bradbury heard arguments on both sides of permitting large truckloads of oil refining equipment to traverse scenic, winding U.S. Highway 12 from Lewiston across Lolo Pass to Montana. Bradbury says he will take a day before deciding whether ConocoPhillips can begin hauling massive loads of oil equipment along U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho. (AP Photo/Lewiston Tribune / Barry Kough)

Arguments in Lewiston on Highway 12... 

During more than two hours of arguments today in the Highway 12 lawsuit, the AP reports, the attorney for the scenic byway residents, Natalie Havlina, told 2nd District Judge John Bradbury that ITD officials narrowly focused their review of oversize truck shipments along the route...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

ITD fails to disqualify Judge Bradbury

Why did the Idaho Transportation Department try to disqualify 2nd District Judge John Bradbury from the Highway 12 truck shipments case? ITD gave no reason in its court filing, arguing it could automatically remove the judge without cause. The plaintiffs in the case disagreed, saying...

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