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THURSDAY, AUG. 19, 2010

Highway 12 hearing delayed

The hearing that 2nd District Judge John Bradbury had set for tomorrow morning in Grangeville on a possible injunction to block the Idaho Transportation Department from issuing permits to ConocoPhillips for four huge truck shipments from Lewiston to Lolo Pass over U.S. Highway 12 has...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Of trucks and courts and fees... 

Here's a link to my full story at on the temporary restraining order issued today by a Grangeville judge to block ITD from issuing permits for four giant truckloads of oil refinery equipment to travel Highway 12 from Lewiston to Lolo Pass. The judge...

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ITD on restraining order: 'Will fully comply'

The Idaho Transportation Department, through spokesman Jeff Stratten, issued the following statement today in response to 2nd District Judge John Bradbury issuing a temporary restraining order against four oversize truck shipments on U.S. Highway 12 proposed by ConocoPhillips: "The transportation department will fully comply with...

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

ITD was about to issue Conoco permits 

The Idaho Transportation Department was poised to issue four oversize permits to ConocoPhillips for mammoth shipments on U.S. Highway 12 tomorrow, but now will hold off due to the filing of a lawsuit in 2nd District Court in Grangeville today by local residents seeking to...

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Otter calls for $10M bond on huge shipments 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has decided to require a $10 million bond from both ConocoPhillips and Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil for their huge, oversize shipments of oil equipment over Idaho's scenic Highway 12 corridor along the Lochsa and Clearwater rivers. "We have asked for and the companies...

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Residents sue to block huge truck shipments

Here's a news item from The Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Idaho residents are asking a state judge to block the first wave of oversized shipments of oil equipment planned along scenic U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho. The lawsuit filed Monday seeks...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010

U.S. Highway 12 runs through the scenic Clearwater/Lochsa River canyon (Courtesy photo / Clearwater National Forest)

Idaho scenic byway targeted for huge trucks

A scenic Idaho river canyon dotted with campgrounds, hiking trails and historic sites is the target for hundreds of mammoth truck shipments of Korean-built equipment for the Alberta oil sands project in Canada, a prospect that's raising an outcry from residents, recreationists and tourist businesses...

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