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Subsidies on heavy shipments criticized

BOISE – An Oregon congressman is calling for a federal investigation into plans for oversize shipments of oil equipment across U.S. Highway 12 to Canada, saying he doesn’t want U.S. taxpayers subsidizing Canadian oil production. “I am concerned about the ExxonMobil Canada plan to use U.S. roadways to haul oversize loads to Alberta, Canada, for the Kearl Oil Sands project,” Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Aug. 25.

ConocoPhillips appeals load ruling

ConocoPhillips is appealing to the Idaho Supreme Court 2nd District Judge John Bradbury’s ruling revoking its state permits to move four giant loads of oil refinery equipment over U.S. Highway 12 from Lewiston to Montana.

Conoco appeals Highway 12 ruling on big rigs

ConocoPhillips is appealing to the Idaho Supreme Court 2nd District Judge John Bradbury's ruling revoking its Idaho state permits to move four giant loads over Highway 12 from Lewiston to Montana.

Judge stops huge loads, requires safety review

An Idaho judge on Tuesday revoked special permits allowing a company to truck four oversize loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor, saying the state failed to address public concerns and violated its own regulations in approving them. Judge John Bradbury ordered the Idaho Transportation Department to review the request from ConocoPhillips again and to take action to ensure the safety and convenience of the public.

Judge revokes permit for Highway 12 wide loads

A judge on Tuesday revoked special permits allowing a company to truck four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment through a federally protected river corridor, saying the state failed to address public concerns and violated its own regulations in approving the permits.

ITD fails to reject judge in Highway 12 case

The Idaho Transportation Department failed Thursday to disqualify the judge in the U. S. Highway 12 giant truck shipments case, and he in turn delayed an injunction hearing from today to Monday. John Bradbury of Idaho’s 2nd District rescheduled the hearing for 11 a.m. Monday in Lewiston. He also granted a motion from ConocoPhillips, whose oil refinery equipment shipments are on hold because of the lawsuit, to intervene in the case and participate in Monday’s hearing.

Judge blocks permits for Highway 12 loads

BOISE – An Idaho judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked ConocoPhillips from hauling four giant loads of oil refinery equipment over U.S. Highway 12 from the Port of Lewiston to Montana. Judge John Bradbury of Idaho’s 2nd District issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Idaho Transportation Department from issuing permits for the loads, which are so wide they would take up both lanes of the two-lane highway. A motion for a preliminary injunction will be heard on Friday at 9 a.m. in Grangeville.

Groups fined over ads against judge

BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has announced fines against two groups that launched last-minute campaign attacks against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate without following the disclosure requirements of the state’s Sunshine Law. Idaho Citizens for Justice is being fined $1,300, and Citizens for Commonsense Solutions is being fined $600. The latter group provided half the funding for the former, which paid for nearly $40,000 in ads and fliers attacking Judge John Bradbury and touting sitting Justice Roger Burdick. Burdick, who was running against Bradbury, won last week’s election.

Idaho fines two campaign attack groups

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has announced fines against two groups that launched last-minute campaign attacks against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate without following the disclosure requirements of the state's Sunshine Law.

Court contender keeps ho-hum election interesting

BOISE - Idaho’s May 25 election is not just the primary election - it’s also the final say on the nonpartisan race for the Idaho Supreme Court and an array of local judgeships. One of the two seats on the high court – that of Justice Roger Burdick – is hotly contested this year by court reform advocate John Bradbury, a 2nd District judge from Lewiston who narrowly lost two years ago to then-recently appointed Justice Joel Horton. Justice Jim Jones is unopposed for re-election to the high court.