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A group of environmental activists erected four large teepees on a busy downtown Seattle street to protest tar sands projects and oil pipelines.
Nearly 3 billion gallons of crude oil will move through Washington on trains this year, and that figure could triple in five years. Communities along the route and state regulators aren’t ready for the current volume of oil trains – about 19 per week, each about 100 tank cars – let alone the expected surge in oil traffic, according to a preliminary state report, which is the subject of a Tuesday hearing in Spokane.
BOISE – Shipments of massive industrial equipment destined for the Alberta tar sands may not truck through the Nez Perce Reservation on a winding Idaho highway until a study of their effect on the scenic river corridor is completed and the tribe has had its say, a federal judge ordered Friday. “The plaintiffs are not seeking damages,” U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill wrote. “They are seeking to preserve their Treaty rights along with cultural and intrinsic values that have no price tag.”
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Rivers United, ordering a preliminary injunction blocking further megaload transports on scenic U.S. Highway 12 through north-central Idaho until a corridor study and consultation with the tribe have been completed by the U.S. Forest Service.
The Lewiston Tribune is reporting a court date has been set on a motion brought forth by the Nez Perce tribe to block oversized shipments of oil refinery equipment along a scenic highway running through tribal lands in northern Idaho.
The controversy over shipping oversize loads to Alberta’s oil patch through an Idaho river corridor took another turn last week. Two giant water-purification units arrived at the Port of Wilma in Clarkston, but it remains unclear when, or if, the equipment will get clearance to travel through Idaho on U.S. Highway 12.
Adventure, humor, awareness and awe, plus a good dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The cream of the crop from the 31st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will be traveling from Alberta to The Bing Crosby Theater Friday through Sunday.
Three more protesters were arrested early Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as a megaload shipment of oil-excavation equipment passed through the Lake City. Law enforcement officers confirmed that the Idaho State Police made the arrests, but the protesters’ names were not released.
Three more protesters were arrested early Saturday in Coeur d’Alene as a megaload shipment of oil excavation equipment passed through the Lake City.