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Eye On Boise Highway 12 archive

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

Groups negotiating to end megaloads lawsuit 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Rivers United and the Nez Perce Tribe are in mediation with the U.S. Forest Service to end a lawsuit concerning megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho. Kevin Lewis of Idaho...

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TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 2013

GE subsidiary drops megaload appeal

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A General Electric Co. subsidiary has given up its legal fight to haul the second of two huge loads of water purification equipment through the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and will find another...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013




Nez Perce Tribe applauds megaloads ruling

Silas Whitman, chairman of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee, issued a statement today applauding a federal judge’s ruling ordering the Forest Service to halt megaload transports across scenic Highway 12 in central Idaho until it’s completed a corridor study and consulted with the Nez...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 2013

MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013


MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2013

ITD issues permit for Highway 12 megaload

The Idaho Transportation Department today issued a permit for a giant megaload to travel across scenic Highway 12 in northern Idaho en route to the Canadian oil sands, even though the U.S. Forest Service has said the load cannot be allowed without extensive federal review...

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

ITD, feds at odds over Highway 12 megaloads

The Lewiston Tribune reports today that the U.S. Forest Service is revising one of its interim criteria on megaloads at the request of the Idaho Transportation Department, but the two agencies remain at odds over the prospect of giant truck shipments across U.S. Highway 12...

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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

Highway 12 megaloads controversy takes another turn...

The controversy over shipping oversize loads to Alberta’s oil patch through an Idaho river corridor took another turn last week, reports Spokesman-Review reporter Becky Kramer. Two giant water-purification units arrived at the Port of Wilma in Clarkston, but it remains unclear when, or if, the...

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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013

Decision pending in megaloads case in federal court...

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge appeared sympathetic to an environmental group's contention that the U.S. Forest Service can intervene to protect U.S. Highway 12's scenic characteristics from impacts of giant oil-equipment shipments. U.S. District Judge...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012

ITD issues permit for new Highway 12 megaload

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― A large shipment of water-purification equipment will be transported through Idaho to Montana on a disputed mountain highway where big loads have been the subject of oversized controversy. The Idaho Transportation Department announced...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012


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