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River dredging lawsuit thrown out by judge

A federal judge in Seattle has ruled in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and barging advocates in a case that involved dredging on the Snake and Clearwater rivers.

Ada County faces possible lawsuit over water discharge

An environmental group has sent Ada County a notice of its intentions to file a lawsuit over what it says are violations of the federal Clean Water Act involving an event center and horse racing track. Idaho Rivers United on Wednesday sent the 60-day notice...

Highway 12 megaload injunction upheld by judge

BOISE – A ban on megaload shipments across a scenic stretch of U.S. Highway 12 will remain in effect after a federal judge denied motions to lift it filed by a division of General Electric and the U.S. Forest Service. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill rejected arguments from the company and the Forest Service that he should either reconsider the injunction he issued or stay the injunction while the company appeals it. The injunction bans the loads until the Forest Service has conducted a corridor study and consulted with the Nez Perce Tribe.

Megaload ban could cost General Electric millions

A subsidiary of the General Electric Co. could lose millions of dollars if megaload shipments are banned or even significantly delayed on U.S. Highway 12, according to court documents.