Megaloads http://www.kplu.org en North Idaho Homeowners Uneasy About Lakeside ‘Megaload’ Route http://www.kplu.org/post/north-idaho-homeowners-uneasy-about-lakeside-megaload-route <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The huge piece of oil equipment winding its way through eastern Oregon is expected to cross over into Idaho early Saturday.</span></p><p>Meanwhile, another so-called “megaload” project has emerged farther north. And the proposed extra-heavy haul is making some homeowners nervous in a north Idaho resort town.</p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 04:24:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 11970 at http://www.kplu.org North Idaho Homeowners Uneasy About Lakeside ‘Megaload’ Route Megaload Pulls Out of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protesters http://www.kplu.org/post/megaload-pulls-out-northeast-oregon-port-despite-protesters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near </span>Hermiston<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in northeast Oregon. Protesters tried to stop the shipment by getting in the way, but the so-called </span>megaload<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rumbled forward on its journey through Oregon and Idaho.</span></p><p>About two dozen protesters held signs and blew horns while police kept them away from the truck and trailer.&nbsp;The megaload takes up two lanes and stretches 380 feet.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:22:23 +0000 Anna King 11382 at http://www.kplu.org Megaload Pulls Out of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protesters Limited Alternative Routes for General Electric’s ‘Megaloads’ http://www.kplu.org/post/limited-alternative-routes-general-electric-s-megaloads <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A subsidiary of General Electric says it’s looking for alternative options for moving huge water purification equipment from the Northwest to Alberta, Canada. A route through the middle of Idaho turned into a legal battle with the </span>Nez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Perce</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tribe, and the alternatives are limited.</span></p><p>Resources Conservation Company International, the GE subsidiary, decided to withdraw a federal appeal that sought to reopen Idaho's Highway 12 to so-called “megaloads.” A judge had ordered the Forest Service to close the wild and scenic corridor to the shipments.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10669 at http://www.kplu.org Limited Alternative Routes for General Electric’s ‘Megaloads’ Federal Judge Halts ‘Megaloads’ on Idaho Highway http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-judge-halts-megaloads-idaho-highway <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">A federal judge has halted so-called “megaload” traffic through a wild and scenic corridor in Idaho. The ruling issued Friday orders the Forest Service to close a section of highway to an Oregon company trying to move oil equipment to Canada.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:35:11 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10011 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Judge Halts ‘Megaloads’ on Idaho Highway With Second 'Megaload' Ahead, Nez Perce Seek Court Order http://www.kplu.org/post/second-megaload-ahead-nez-perce-seek-court-order <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nightly protests on Idaho's Highway 12 delayed but did not stop a huge piece of oil equipment crossing the state. The so-called </span>“megaload”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> passed through a scenic river corridor and entered Montana on Friday. Now, the </span>Nez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Perce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tribe is asking a federal judge to prevent more extra-large shipments.</span></p><p>The Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Rivers United are suing the U.S. Forest Service for not stopping the enormous truck load. The narrow, twisty highway route passes through the tribe's reservation and a federally protected corridor that contains many tribal religious and cultural sites.</p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:57:01 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9607 at http://www.kplu.org With Second 'Megaload' Ahead, Nez Perce Seek Court Order Nez Perce Attempt to Halt Oil Sands Shipment http://www.kplu.org/post/nez-perce-attempt-halt-oil-sands-shipment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The national debate over oil development took an unusual turn on an Idaho highway early Tuesday morning when members of the </span>Nez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Perce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tribe blocked the passage of a giant water evaporator headed for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada for two hours.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:31:38 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9544 at http://www.kplu.org 'Megaload’ to Hit the Road, Even without Federal OK http://www.kplu.org/post/megaload-hit-road-even-without-federal-ok <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of the </span>Nez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Perce<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tribe says he's “shocked” by the “audacity” of an Oregon shipper that plans to haul extra-large loads through a protected stretch of Idaho.</span></p><p>The company says it will start moving a so-called "megaload" Monday night. despite the fact that it doesn't have approval from the U.S. Forest Service.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:01:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9528 at http://www.kplu.org 'Megaload’ to Hit the Road, Even without Federal OK Shipper, Forest Service at Standoff over ‘Megaloads’ http://www.kplu.org/post/shipper-forest-service-standoff-over-megaloads <p>An Oregon shipping company and the U.S. Forest Service appear to be at a standoff over whether huge pieces of oil equipment will pass through a scenic stretch of Idaho.</p><p>These so-called “megaloads” are ultimately headed to the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:50:17 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9432 at http://www.kplu.org Shipper, Forest Service at Standoff over ‘Megaloads’ Third oil company considers megaloads despite delays http://www.kplu.org/post/third-oil-company-considers-megaloads-despite-delays <p>Another oil company is eying the Inland Northwest as a potential corridor for oversized shipments to the Canadian oil sands. That&#39;s despite prolonged legal wrangling that has delayed the other so-called &quot;megaloads.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 23:43:27 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2368 at http://www.kplu.org Third oil company considers megaloads despite delays