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Hearings denied on pulp mill megaloads

BOISE – Idaho’s transportation director refused Friday to allow hearings that could delay a new proposal to send megaloads of equipment across scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho. Several …


Loads permitted for CdA

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department has issued the first two permits for modified megaloads of oil field equipment to travel up U.S. Highway 95 to Coeur d’Alene, then turn …


ITD board drops 10-minute rule for future megaloads

BOISE – Idaho’s top transportation officials voted unanimously Thursday to eliminate the state’s 10-minute limit on traffic delays from oversized loads traveling Idaho roads, including megaloads. The Idaho Transportation Department …


Report: Route prized by hauler

BOISE – A 2009 report by the company that proposed to haul more than 200 giant loads of oil equipment on scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho said the …


Forest Service officials object to wide loads

Supervisors of the Clearwater and Lolo national forests are worried mega-loads along U.S. Highway 12 in Idaho and Montana will make it difficult for the agency to carry out its …


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. …


Transportation department joins appeal of load decision

BOISE – Idaho’s transportation chief said Monday that a court decision revoking permits for giant truck shipments on scenic U.S. Highway 12 from Moscow to Lewiston could “end up restricting …


Idaho roads agency appeals wide-loads ruling

The Idaho Transportation Department has joined ConocoPhillips in appealing to the Idaho Supreme Court a local judge’s decision to revoke its permits for four huge truckloads of oil refinery equipment …


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 …


Judge to decide today fate of oversized loads

LEWISTON – A state judge will decide today if ConocoPhillips can ship four oversized loads of oil refinery equipment along a highway that traces a winding, federally protected river corridor …


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. …


Lawsuit stalls permits for oversize loads through river canyon

BOISE – Residents opposed to giant truck shipments of oil equipment through Idaho’s scenic Clearwater/Lochsa river canyon filed suit Monday, just a day before Idaho planned to issue permits for …