Published Positions on the Proposed U.S.12 Massive Shipments

Clearwater National Forest and Lolo National Forest supervisors say "no" to megaloads -- their letters to the Idaho Transportation Department and the Montana Department of Transportation.

Rep. Peter DeFazio letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood -- See sidebar link on this article page, "Subsidies on heavy shipments criticized." Spokesman Review: Rep. Peter DeFazio

State Rep. Tom Trail & Shirley Ringo prepare legislation to resolve Idaho's overlegal megaloads problems. Also includes a letter from U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick regarding the U.S.12 issue. Idaho State Rep. Tom Trail's Legislative Update #13

Lewiston Tribune: Nez Perce Tribe (subscribers only): [Nez Perce] Tribe issues statement opposing big loads.

Fighting Goliath: Big Oil and Little People ... We are the "little people" and Big Oil's next victims.

Missoulian: Missoula County Commission prepared to sue to stop big rig shipments.

Missoula County Commission: issues ten-point comments to the Montana Department of Transportation pointing out inadequacies in the proposed Imperial Oil mega-load shipments that would travel through Montana as well as Idaho.

Missoulian: Missoula City Council increases 'oversize' fees in anticipation of big rigs.

KLEW Judge John Bradbury's ruling in its entirety.

Advocates for the West: Advocates for the West legal documents relative to the lawsuit brought by 3 north central Idaho business owners against the Idaho Transportation Department and to the appeal brought by Conoco Phillips, the latter of which is ongoing at this time. To support the nonprofit Boise-based legal team at Advocates for the West, please click here: I can help.

Missoulian: Idaho Rivers United, Friends of the Clearwater, and Advocates for the Wes detail why big rig loads are illegal and shouldn't be allowed.

Missoulian: National Wildlife Federation representative says Kearl project needs study like oil pipeline.

Lewiston Tribune: Gov. Butch Otter What didn't [Gov.] Otter know, and when didn't he know it?

Lewiston Tribune: Idaho Congressional Delegation Not knowing doesn't deter Idaho's delegation. Lewiston Tribune: Megaloads = mega comments; Transportation department has received hundreds of written comments from throughout the state on proposed shipments.

Missoulian: Missoula residents raise many questions on plan to transport oil refining equipment.

Lewiston Tribune: Citizens voice concerns.

Lewiston Tribune: Citizens Crowd questions big load permit.

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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

How many more?
According to the New York Times, Oct. 22, 2010: Port Manager Doeringsfeld "said he had been approached by several other companies..."
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.


Published Positions on the Proposed U.S. Highway 12 Massive Shipments

ConocoPhillips drums waiting at the Port of Lewiston. For size comparison, note the standard size pickup at the left.
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Janice Inghram (More photos below..)

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BigRig & LoggingTruck

LEFT: No, you're not imagining things — that is a log truck dwarfed on the right. Although this load does not show the equipment Conoco Phillips or Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil Canada plan to ship via U.S. 12 in 2010-'11, its size is comparable.

BOTTOM: Note man on the right and pickup on the left. In the center is one of the smallest two Conoco Phillips' shipments at the Port of Lewiston.




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