December, 2011

Moscow mayor unhappy over holiday megaloads Moscow-Pullman Daily News

ITD gives megaloads green light Lewiston Tribune

Port of Lewiston reveals revenue from megaloads AP, Idaho Statesman

New price tag for Imperial's Kearl mine reflects rising oil sands costs Globe & Mail

Canadian fakin': Officials admit lack of evidence for cleaner tar sands Grist

Imperial Oil announces $8.6B expansion of Kearl oilfields Missoulian

Megaload driver cited for inattentive driving in Idaho Missoulian

Highway agency has few details about another potential round of megaloads Lewiston Tribune

Van was no match for megaload; Moscow man says he's disappointed the hauler and ISP have "minimized" accident Lewiston Tribune

Idaho suspends megaload shipments after crash Missoulian

Megaloads suspended after accident Moscow-Pullman Daily News

A rural renaissance in Idaho will require more than nature; A magical set of circumstances is the key for outdoor-oriented economies to flourish Idaho Statesman

November, 2011

Beating the ExxonMobil mega-loads ... Boise Weekly

Opponents force Imperial Oil to send megaloads to Canada's oil sands on interstates, avoiding scenic highways ... Oregonian

ExxonMobil megaload decision is a victory ... Idaho Statesman

Ready to roll: Selway Corp. to ship oversized load to Washington ... Ravalli Republic

Two injured in U.S.95 collision ... Moscow Daily News

Megaloads; the long night ... Missoula Independent

MDT to issue permits for 300 oilfield megaloads on Interstates 90, 15 ... Missoulian

Imperial Oil, Exxon subsidiary, changes plan to use interstates to ship equipment 'megaloads' ... Huffington Post (including tar sands video)

Exxon subsidiary applies for new 'megaload' route ... Associated Press at Yahoo! News

Here they come; Spokane's mayor green-lights megaloads on city streets. Environmentalists cry foul ... Pacific Northwest Inlander

October, 2011

Imperial Oil third-quarter profit more than doubles to $859 million ... Winnipeg Free Press

ExxonMobil profit rises 41% on higher prices ... Salt Lake Tribune

Huge loads to take detour on Third ... Spokesman-Review

Massive containers on trip from Pasco to Canadian oil fields ... Tri-City Herald

Megaload opponents sue Transportation Dept. in Ada County .... Idaho Business Review

North Idaho county seeks reimbursement for megaloads ... KTVB.com

Former [Montana] Transportation Director to run for governor as Republican ... Missoulian

Imperial Oil undecided about Highway 12 route ... Lewiston Tribune

Giant crane to install megaload coker drums at Billings refinery ... Missoulian

Two megaload protesters released on bond after Thursday-night arrest... Lewiston Tribune

Economy; Lolo Hot Springs feels the heat ... Missoula Independent

North Idaho county seeks reimbursement for megaloads ... KTVB

Imperial Oil undecided about Highway 12 route; Recent court ruling in Montana allows shipments ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Giant crane to install megaload coker drums at Billings refinery ... Billings Gazette

September, 2011

Idaho needs a megaload of help on consistency ... Spokesman-Review

Imperial Oil seeks to dismiss or weaken injunction against megaloads ... Missoulian

Megaload protesters take plea deal; But two others are headed toward possible trials ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Hearings denied on pulp mill megaloads ... Spokesman-Review

Dual megaload rolls through Moscow; Convoy leaves Port of Lewiston about 8 p.m. Thursday ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Motorhome has close call with oversized load on Highway 200 ... Missoulian

No shortage of cops as another megaload rolls through Moscow ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

More oversized loads to be shipped through western Montana ... Missoulian

August, 2011

Imperial moves largest Kearl loads; Protesters cause minor delay in Idaho ... Calgary Herald

Megaload protest leads to 3 arrests ... Spokesman Review

Six arrested during megaload protest ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Four arrested in Idaho fighting Exxon and the Megaloads ... Northern Rockies Rising Tide

Oilsands builder Harvest Operations eyes Idaho route to move equipment; Opponents gearing up to fight BlackGold plan ... Calgary Herald

Highway 12 could see additional big loads ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers)

Megaload may leave Thursday on Palouse route ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers)

Busting Big Oil; Thanks to the little people, the megaloads are halted ... Missoula Independent

Megaloads opponents may be in driver's seat; as Imperial Oil seeks trucking routes aside from Highway 12, victory for the underdogs could be at hand ... New West Energy (no longer online)

Megaloads; a stranded eyesore ... Missoula Independent

Megaload oil-sands equipment in Idaho could be rerouted ... Los Angeles Times

ExxonMobil, Imperial Oil seek new route through Washington for megaloads ... Missoulian

Megaloads in position to take alternate route; Oil company is storing modules at Port of Pasco ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Imperial results up but troubles persist ... Industrial Fuels and Power

July, 2011

Exxon 2Q earnings rise 41 percent ... Helena Indpt. Record

Imperial Oil's Kearl project on track; company reports 40% profit jump ... Winnipeg Free Press

As Alberta's tar sands boom, foes target project's lifelines ... Yale Environment 360

Imperial turns to Plan B after U.S. injunction ... Calgary Herald/Edmonton Jrnl.

Smaller Exxon megaloads still cleared to roll this week ... Missoulian

Montana Transportation Dept. says it will fight megaload ruling ... Missoulian

Imperial Oil faces another roadblock in moving Kearl oilsands equipment ... Calgary Herald

Judge stops transport of giant oilfield equipment through western Montana ... Missoulian

More trouble for Imperial Oil... Railroaded blog (scroll down on page)

Oil refinery equipment on the move in N. Idaho ... Idaho Statesman

Extra security added around test megaload parked at Lolo Hot Springs ... Missoulian

Megaload ready to roll through Moscow ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Pipeline protesters hit Montana governor's office ... USA Today

Anonymous targets biotechnology and oil giants ... The Inquirer

Oil protesters stage crude offensive at Capitol ... Helenair.com

5 Arrested, released in Helena protest against Big Oil ... Missoulian

Protesters descend on Capitol ... Helenair.com

Saved ... from what? Foes of federal interference remain wary of a statute designed to protect, preserve America's greates rivers ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Opponents: Reconsider megaload ruling; Petitioners say officer's recommendation is full of errors ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

10,000 Toothbrushes? Time to stop making excuses for Big Oil ... Missoula Independent

Heavenly Highway 12: north Idaho route boasts scenery and more ... Idaho Statesman

Not just the Yellowstone ... Missoula Independent

Imperial turns to Plan B after U.S. injunction ... Edmonton Journal

Smaller Exxon megaloads still cleared to roll this week ... Missoulian

Montana Transportation Department says it will fight megaload ruling ... Missoulian

Giant toilet paper rolls remain in Lochsa after truck accident ... Missoulian

Monster Trucks, by Montana writer Rick Bass ... Audubon magazine

Oil refinery equipment on the move in N.Idaho ... Idaho Statesman

Top ten reasons megaloaders sealed Idaho's deal ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

Montana withdraws from oil spill cleanup over 'lack of transparency' ... Great Falls Tribune

Heavenly Highway 12: North Idaho route boasts scenery and more ... Idaho Statesman

10,000 toothbrushes? Time to stop making excuses for Big Oil ... Missoula Independent

June, 2011

June 1: Megaloads: Lawsuits aren't main factor in massive cost increases, company says ... Missoulian

June 8: Oil Anthem ...Fiore blog

June 6: Running big oil off the road ... In These Times

June 9: Take me to the river; Rafters brave the mightly Lochsa ... Missoula Independent

June 9: Mini-megaloads may enter CdA; Massive cargo would be routed onto I-90 ... Spokesman-Review

June 10: Inaugural kayak festival on Lochsa River expected to be wet, wild ... Missoulian

June 12: Megaload critics brought megaload dollars ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

June 16: Group tells legislative panel MDT failed to analyze megaloads' impact on bridges ... Missoulian

June 19: Megaloads: Alberta oil producers look for ways to bypass Montana, Idaho highways ... Missoulian

June 21: The road leading to Alberta oil sands gets bumpy ... Crosscut

June 26: Montana Gov.: "Build Mega-loads here" ... Boise Weekly

June 27: Hearing officer recommends OK for megaloads ... Spokesman Review

June 29: Judge dismisses portion of megaloads lawsuit filed by Missoula County ... Missoulian

May, 2011

May 4: Megaload Reaches Lolo Hot Springs...Missoulian

May 5: ITD calls test megaload a 'success'...Spokesman Review

May 5: Megaloads hearing to enter third week...Spokesman Review

May 6: Traffic engineer points to flaws in megaloads...Eye on Boise

May 11: The ITD contested case hearing in Boise regarding 200+ proposed Imperial/Exxon megaloads wrapped up today,,,Spokesman Review

May 16: Testimony opens in Missoula County's attempt to stop Kearl oilfield megaloads ...Missoulian

May 17: Megaload trial Day Two: Judge questions why Highway 12 is in floodplain ... Missoulian

May 18: MDT Megaload hearing: Let's talk about floodplains ... All Against the Haul blog

May 18: Stalled truck holds up traffic between Shochone & Gooding ... Magic Valley Times News

May 19: Megaload trial: DOT avoided using term "high-wide corridor" ... Missoulian

May 19: City Council invites megaloads through Moscow ... Moscow Daily News (subscribers only)

May 19: Another outfit seeks permit to haul megaload on U.S.12 ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

May 21: Latest megaload for pulp wood ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

May 22: Hauling in Profits ... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

May 26: Megaloads could skip U.S. on rail-truck Canada route ... Spokesman Review

May 26: Missoula County commissioners hear praise, criticism over megaload lawsuit ... Missoulian

April, 2011

April 1: Imperial Oil test megaload to leave Idaho port on Monday night Missoulian

April 1: Missoula County, environmental groups sue to stop megaloads to Kearl oilfields...Missoulian

April 2: Senate tweaks measure on megaloads lawsuits, Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

April 4:Big rigs analysis inadequate Guest column by Missoula County Commissioners... Missoulian

April 5: Imperial Oil test module delayed...Company awaits approval from Montana before sending massive test shipment on U.S. Highway 12...Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

April 10: Megaloads have no place in Idaho...Idaho Stateman

April 13: Test Module hits wire, cuts power to 1,300 people...Missoulian

April 25: ITD: Not ‘practical’ to cut down megaloads...Spokesman Review

April 25: New Idaho Megaloads Hearings Address More Than 200 Shipments...New West Energy

April 30: Idaho state police warns of 'threats' to megaloads....Spokesman Review

March, 2011

March 2: Canadian tribes describe link between oil sands project, contaminated water; Nez Perce tribal leaders hear different side of story about one megaload's destination... Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

March 4:Confusion swirls around changes to ExxonMobil big rig project...The Missoulian

March 5: Megaload travels through snowstorm; Opponents say erratic weather developed into serious conditions for second ConocoPhillips load headed to Montana...Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

MARCH 5: The previously announced and delayed Exxon/Imperial test shipment, which was most recently rescheduled for March 7th, has again been delayed and, according to the Lewiston Tribune, "no departure date is on the books." According to early summer IO documents, the test load would weigh 100,00+ pounds; now the company has announced the load weighs 500,000+ pounds. Thus the "test load" that was originally said to be a "mock-up" appears now to be an actual super-weight load. It's dimension are 24' wide, 30' tall, 208' long, and its transport through Idaho would, theoretically, take 3 nights. It has already been okayed by ITD. According to the Tribune, the test module can be disassembled once it reaches the Montana border. As you know, IO is currently cutting in half the 33 modules stored at the Port of Lewiston for shipment on an alternate route, but ITD claims IO hasn't yet asked ITD about using any road other than U.S.12 for those 33. Theoretically, one of them is the so-called "test load."

March 7: Tar Sands Heavy Haul: Into the Heart of Darkness...Honor the Earth

March 8: 1 megaload reaches Lolo; 1 stuck on Highway 12...Missoulian

March 10: Protesters have voices heard as megaloads move into Missoula ...KPAX TV

March 10: Mega-refinery equipment moves through Missoula; protester arrested...Missoulian

March 11: Tar sands oil: Northwest issues swirl; Giant modules for petroleum production in Alberta are making their way through the Northwest. And raising questions about the environment... Crosscut

March 15: Next stop for megaloads: Helena...Missoulian

March 18: Megaloads tread on Idaho values...Idaho Mountain Express

March 20: Megaloads, water company: Ordinances help local communities fend off corporations...Missoulian

March 21: Whoppers in the House...Spokesman Review

March 21: Idaho House moves to block anti-megaload lawsuits...Spokesman Review

March 22: Idaho bill targets anti-megaload lawsuits...Missoulian

March 24: Big Oil Wants to Truck Through Nez Perce Land, By Winona LaDuke, Indian Country

March 29: As Canadian Oil Moves South, Americans Push Back...NPR News

March 30: MISSOULA COUNTY VOTES TO SUE MTD OVER IMPERIAL OIL MEGALOADS. Missoula County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to file a lawsuit against the Montana Department of Transportation for what they called its "insufficient analysis of the effects of moving hundreds of oversized loads on Highways 12 and 200."...Missoulian

March 30: Kearl project hit by logistical problems and protests over shipments of upgrader modules by road to Fort McMurray...Edmonton Journal

MARCH 31: Megaloads still at Vancouver port...Lewiston Tribune (subscribers only)

March 31: BARGES COME UP RIVER, BUT NO MODULES While barge traffic has resumed on Columbia, Snake rivers megaload modules are not among the traffic.

"At this point, given the uncertainty with permitting, all I can tell you is we're evaluating our plans for future transportation of the modules," said Pius Rolheiser, a spokesman for the Canadian company mostly owned by ExxonMobil...Lewiston Morning Tribune

February, 2011

Feb. 1, 2011: As Megaloads Roll, What Two of Three Plaintiffs Learned About Opposition...NewWest

Feb. 1, 2011: As megaloads roll -- what two of three plaintiffs learned about the opposition, New West Energy

Feb. 1, 2011: Megaloads leave Port of Lewiston, bound for Billings Missoulian

Feb. 2, 2011: First big load hits U.S. Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 2, 2011: First of megaloads to move out of Idaho Seattle Times

Feb. 2, 2011: Protesters at Capitol criticize Idaho megaloads KTVB.com

Feb. 2, 2011: Idaho Rivers United Protest Mega-Loads in Boise Boise Weekly

Feb. 3, 2011: Massive load stops at Orofino Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 3, 2011: Megaload opponent warned by police not to disrupt shipment Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 3, 2011: Big rigs : Shifting gears Missoula Independent

Feb. 4, 2011:New plan required after megaload causes long delay KXLY.com

Feb. 4, 2011: Sharp curve slows megaload; new plan needed for next load
Second leg ends at Kooskia after some traffic delayed by as long as 59 minutes Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 4, 2011: Idaho Transportation Department cleans up miles of rock chips on U.S. 12 Missoulian

Feb. 5, 2011: Megaloads hit mega snag, again, KREM2 TV, Spokane

Feb. 5, 2011: Snowy roads, traffic delay violations stall ConocoPhillips megaloads, Missoulian

Feb. 8, 2011: Weather keeps megaload stalled near Kooskia for at least another day, Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 14, 2011: Next mega load expected by the end of the month, KPAX News

Feb. 14, 2011: Idaho lawmakers reject bill inspired by megaloads fight, Idaho Statesman

Feb. 14, 2011: Missoula legislator proposes special permit process for big rigs, Missoulian

Feb. 15, 2011: Big batch of megaloads OK'd; 33 loads already at Port of Lewiston will be reduced in height; no hearing date yet for testimony from opponents, Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 15, 2011: ExxonMobil: Some Canada-bound megaloads downsized for interstate, Missoulian

Feb. 16, 2011: Mackenzie River Industrial Shipping Closer than Ever, Slave River Journal

Feb. 16: Big Oil Mega-Loads Hit the Road; Controversial mega-loads roll on U.S. Highway 12...Boise Weekly


Feb. 18, 2011: It's a miracle: The non-reducible is reduced, Lewiston Tribune

February Issue: Big Writers Vs. Big Oil, Outside magazine

Feb. 18, 2011:Second megaload heads for Montana, Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 19, 2011:Idaho Transportation Department reports no major problems with second ConocoPhillips load; ExxonMobil plans to send test module on U.S. Highway 12 on Tuesday, Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 20, 2011:Along the Columbia, Concerns for Salmon and Energy Production, New York Times

Feb. 21, 2011: Weather, lack of turnouts impeding megaloads, Missoulian

Feb. 22, 2011: Megaload sits waiting at Kooskia; Weather forecast will likely add to delay of shipment headed to Montana, and could affect test load bound for refinery in Canada, Lewiston Tribune

Feb. 23, 2011: Harwood bill would target anti-megaload lawsuits, Spokesman-Review

Feb. 24, 2011: Lawmaker wants bonds on lawsuits against megaloads Idaho Statesman

Feb. 24: Imperial Oil will shrink stranded megaloads for transport on interstates to Canada's oil sands...The Oregonian

Feb. 25: Oil Megaloads Will be Downsized...New York Times

Feb. 27, 2011:The megaloads question: If we ship it ... will manufacturers come? Governor joins other backers trying to entice oil companies to explore manufacturing capabilities of Lewiston area, Lewiston Tribune

From economic optimism to outright opposition, big oil's proposed 'heavy haul' has divided cities and towns along the route...Missoulian

Feb. 1, 2011: Megaloads expected to roll Tuesday,...Boise Weekly

January, 2011

Jan. 1, 2011: Megaload mover appeals Oregon OSHA citation...KLEW

Jan. 23, 2011: Borrowing from China to ship Korean goods...Stock Analyst

Jan. 30, 2011: Big rigs set to begin rolling Tuesday, but questions remain ...Ravalli Republic

Jan. 31, 2011: "Big Rig Protestors Say Fight Isn't Over" LEWISTON, Idaho -- Two oversized oil refinery loads are slated to leave the Port of Lewiston on Tuesday... NBC Montana

Jan. 31, 2011: Oregon company begins trucking mammoth shipments through Idaho Oregonian

Idaho official signs off on Highway 12 megaload permits...Missoulian

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"Missoula, Montana —Adventure Cycling votes to oppose big rigs. North America's largest nonprofit cycling organization formally wheeled into the ranks of big rig opponents Tuesday. Read more here... and join their related blog here

"Missoula, Montana —Adventure Cycling votes to oppose big rigs. North America's largest nonprofit cycling organization formally wheeled into the ranks of big rig opponents Tuesday. Read more here... and join their related blog here

"Administrative Hearing Officer's Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Recommended Order ." Read More Here

"To many travelers, the river's the thing now. They fish it, float it, ponder its power and revel in its solitude"....Missoulian

"Megaload Court Battle Looks Like a Close Call" Read more and comment... New West Energy

"Conoco Permits Highlight Question of U.S. Highway 12 Damage" New West Energy

"To many travelers, the river's the thing now. They fish it, float it, ponder its power and revel in its solitude"....Missoulian

"Big rigs wouldn't bring jobs, they would take them away" ... with altered numbers, much of this column by Missoula economist Steve Seninger applies as well to Idaho as to Montana ... read the article here.

Along a Course of Purling Rivers, A Raw Divide features well known Northwest writer Annick Smith. Read here.

"ITD spent $3,000 on room for mega-load hearing despite available Senate auditorium "... Idaho Reporter

"ITD: Why is new director surrounded by cronies?"...Idaho Statesman

"Lolo National Forest: Environmental analysis need to bury power lines for big rigs"
Read more and comment...Missoulian

"Critic, ConocoPhillips Official dispute risks of megaloads on U.S. 12" Missoulian

"Hired transport company reported accident this year" Trading Markets.com

"Oilfield megaloads will exceed Idaho ridge's weight lmit" Missoulian

"A Road Runs Through It" Fast Forward Weekly

"Proposed big rigs 9 feet longer than Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose" Missoulian

Imperial faces possible Kearl setback after Idaho govt. delays transport permits" Calgary Herald

"Plan for Hearings Suggests Megaload Shipments Don't Occur in a Vacuum" New West Energy

"For tar sands developers, a long and winding road leads through the Northwest" Crosscut

"Expect Lolo Pass Megaloads Decision by Thanksgiving" New West Energy

"Montana, Idaho wait on each other to issue big rig permits" Missoulian

"Idaho court punts on oil shipments" New York Times blog

"Editorial: mega-load ruling gives chance to re-evaluate" Spokesman Review

"Idaho High Court Punts on Megaloads" Pacific Northwest Inlander

"High Court tosses ban on U.S.12 mega-loads" Spokesman Review

"Idaho Supreme Court ruling opens door for mega-loads" KLEW TV

"Seeking a hearing for Exxon megaload permits" Pacific Northwest Inlander

"Oil Sands Effort Turns on a Fight Over a Road" New York Times

"Nez Perce Tribe: We Weren't Consulted" Spokesman Review

Megaload contested case hearing officer Merlyn Clark indicated he will issue an opinion before Christmas ... read a review of the hearing here

A excellent 8- minute U-Tube video on the proposed megaload shipments, including Clearwater-Lochsa footage and folks ... worth watching... Big Rigs

"Debate over mega-loads makes its way to Idaho's high court" Boise Weekly

"A High-risk energy boom sweeps across North America" Yale.edu

"Susidies on heavy shipments criticized" + the Rep. Peter DeFazio letter" Spokesman Review

"Mega-loads: Supers say no" Lewiston Tribune

"Proposed industrial route through scenic Idaho raises alarm" Los Angeles Times

"Oil industry mega-shipments bound for scenic highway in Idaho and Montana" L.A.Times Greenspace Blog

"ITD: Work on N.Lewiston traffic island is making way for mega-loads" Lewiston Tribune

"Big rigs: Idaho governor and congressman at odds over oilfield shipments" (Associated Press) Missoulian

"Put the brakes on massive trucks" Statesman

"Imperial Oil announces estimated 2nd-quarter financial and operating results" Finance

"Big Rig study should be complete by Aug. 15" Billings Gazette

"Oil-processing gear's U.S. route sparks fears" USA Today

"Roads aren't wide enough for big rigs, Idaho outfitter writer says" Missoulian

"Lolo Creek residents may lose power as big trucks roll through." Missoulian

Resistance movement in Idaho & Montana, "Imperial's Big Road Trip," Ontario's National Post

"Foes Fear Long-term 'High-and-Wide Corridor," Great Falls Tribune, Montana

"Nobody's Asking You; They're Telling You," Lewiston Tribune, Idaho

"Foes Fear Long-term 'High-and-Wide Corridor," Great Falls Tribune

"Nobody's Asking You; They're Telling You," Lewiston Tribune

Editorial: Wide loads both risk, nuisance to scenic road (Spokesman Review) This editorial also appeared in the Washington Post - AP)

Court date for big loads switched (Lewiston Tribune)

"Big rigs: Idaho governor and congressman at odds over oilfield shipments" (Associated Press) Missoulian

"Put the brakes on massive trucks" Statesman

"Imperial Oil announces estimated 2nd-quarter financial and operating results" Finance

"Big Rig study should be complete by Aug. 15" Billings Gazette

Mammoth trucks en route to Canada's tar sands threaten Montana, written by well known Montana writer Rick Bass (Grist, online). A new scheme threatens to tear up Montana to facilitate tar-sands oil extraction in Canada. Imperial Oil ... has contracted with the Dutch company Mammoet ... to transport giant machines ... Grist

Native Americans Say Don't Bury ... Power Lines Along Highway 12 (Boise Weekly) ...The first significant roadblock to its [Imperial Oil's] plan to truck massive shipments across U.S. Highway 12 lies on a six-mile stretch of road on national forest land. (Note: That 6 miles is west of Lolo MT. In Idaho, IO had Avista install new, 30'-tall power poles.) Boise Weekly

"Oil-processing gear's U.S. route sparks fears" USA Today

"Roads aren't wide enough for big rigs, Idaho outfitter writer says" Missoulian

"Lolo Creek residents may lose power as big trucks roll through." Missoulian

Resistance movement in Idaho & Montana, "Imperial's Big Road Trip," Ontario's National Post

"Foes Fear Long-term 'High-and-Wide Corridor," Great Falls Tribune, Montana

"Imperial Snubs Alberta Workers," Edmonton Journal, Alberta, Canada (American workers too, by the way.)

Activist protest in Missoula, "Even Bigger Trucks May Be Routed Through Missoula," Missoulian, Montana

"Nobody's Asking You; They're Telling You," Lewiston Tribune, Idaho

"Even Bigger Rigs Moving Through Montana Next Month," Helena Independent Record

"Huge Loads May Soon Be Rolling Up the Lochsa in Idaho," Idaho Statesman

"Oil Companies Know Better Than the Courts Do" For subscribers: Lewiston Tribune

"What is the Idaho Supreme Court Actually Deciding in the Highway 12 Case?" New West

"Idaho Officials Knew Early About Oil Company Shipments on U.S.12" Idaho Statesman

"Contract Reveals Long Term Plan for Oversized Ships on U.S.12" Idaho Statesman

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The 2011 Mega-Count

1 = Imperial/Exxon test shipment, February 2010
4 = ConocoPhillips
207 = Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil
63 = Korea National Oil (Harvest), a government-owned company
?? = Shell
?? = Premay Equipment
11 = Nickel Brothers

286 + = CURRENT MINIMUM POTENTIAL TOTAL
How many more?
According to the New York Times, Oct. 22, 2010: Port Manager Doeringsfeld "said he had been approached by several other companies..."
Developments:
24=day Imperial Exxon's so-called "test" shipment took to cross Idaho (174 miles)
60 = Imperial/Exxon modules shipping north from the Port of Vancouver, Washington.
33 = Imperial/Exxon modules being cut in half at the Port of Lewiston, Idaho, for shipment via Highway 95 to I-90 & east to Montana.

 

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