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Trump expected to pick ExxonMobil chief executive as his secretary of state

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with such leaders as Russian President Vladimir Putin, three people close to the transition team confirmed Saturday.

Environmentalists win megaload challenge

BOISE – A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service had the authority two years ago to intervene in Idaho’s decision to permit a series of massive shipments of oil refinery equipment along U.S. Highway 12. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued his ruling Thursday in a lawsuit filed by an environmental group that opposed the so-called megaload shipments along the scenic roadway that cuts across north-central Idaho and into Montana.

Oil company backs off plan to use U.S. 12 for megaloads

HELENA – An ExxonMobil subsidiary has stepped back from plans to haul oversized oil refinery equipment to Canada along scenic two-lane highways in Idaho and Montana. Imperial Oil has applied to the Montana Department of Transportation for permits to transport about 300 smaller versions of the so-called megaloads to Alberta via Interstates 90 and 15, transportation officials said Friday. That application would include all of the modules destined for the Kearl oil sands project, Imperial spokesman Pius Rolheiser said.

Exxon subsidiary applies for new ‘megaload’ route

Imperial Oil has applied to the Montana Department of Transportation for permits to transport about 300 smaller versions of the so-called megaloads to Alberta via interstates 90 and 15, transportation officials said Friday. That application would include all of the modules destined for the Kearl oil sands project, Imperial spokesman Pius Rolheiser said.

Superloads will divert to Third Avenue

A series of superloads coming through Spokane will travel down a portion of Third Avenue during the next several months because they don’t fit under a bridge over Interstate 90.