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The IRU vs. USFS & FHWA lawsuit is underway. Via this case IRU aims to show that the USFS, which has publicly opposed megaloads on U.S.12 but abdicated its "authority" to do so, does have authority to stop them, as per the United States' Wild & Scenic Rivers Act.

This case is hugely significant. Should IRU lose, the Wild & Scenic Act will likely be weakened with nationwide effects; should IRU win, the Act will be strenthened with nationwide effects. You can help by making a donation to Idaho Rivers United

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Advocates for the West lawyers Laird Lucas and Natalie Havlina represented megaload opponents in a summer of 2010 District Court case, which they won on the merits. Lucas and Havlina then defended the decision when Imperial/Exxon appealed to the Idaho Supreme Court, successfully petitioned for and carried out an ITD contested case hearing for both the ConocoPhillips' megaload permits and the Imperial/Exxon megaload permits, and today are representing IRU in the above lawsuit. In other words, Advocates has devoted many months to stopping the transformation of the Lochsa-Clearwater Wild & Scenic River corridor into Big Oil's industrial truck route to the tar sands. Advocates action on behalf of megaload opponents has been crucial to our detering Imperila/Exxon from using U.S.Highway 12 for its mega-shipments. Advocates for the West deserves everyone's generous support: Advocates for the West


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Should you have an unnerving, unsafe or confusing experience on U.S.12 or U.S.95 involving a megaload convoy or its traffic management personnel, please type the details of that experience into an email and send it to Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness: [email protected]

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No, you're not imagining things — that is a log truck dwarfed on the right. Although this load does not show the equipment Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil Canada plans to ship via U.S. 12 in 2010-'11, its size is comparable.
ConocoPhillips drums waiting at the Port of Lewiston - Roger Inghram photo
The Corridor  
U.S. Highway 12 Corridor
Roger Inghram photo

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HEART OF THE MONSTER SOLIDARITY WALK as it crosses the Kamiah bridge... click here. Taken by Matti Sand.
CP MEGALOAD 2ND COKE DRUM AT MAGGIE CREEK BRIDGE . watch the 15 min. video here Taken by Roger Inghram
PRESS CONFERENCE video...watch it Here
BIG RIG video with Emmert International and 12 dollies (click on the "12 dollies..." link on right side of page)...Here
BIG RIG video with Clearwater-Lochsa footage & folks ...Here
Best-selling author of The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein, speaks out against megaloads on U.S. 12...Here

Video documenting chaotic traffic "management" during CP megaload shipment along Middle Fork Clearwater ... Here

Cartoon: Oil Anthem ...Fiore blog

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.





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