megaload

Transportation
5:11 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Megaloads Opponents Seek More Public Input

File photo of a megaload parked along Idaho’s Highway 12.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The latest dispute over whether huge megaload trucks should be allowed on Northwest roads is currently in Oregon.

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Transportation
4:45 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year Likely To Bring More 'Megaload' Fights

Members of the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho block the passage of a “megaload” being shipped by Omega Morgan in August.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Two large pieces of oil equipment crossing the Northwest are expected to start moving again after the New Year's holiday.

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Transportation
8:11 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

North Idaho Homeowners Uneasy About Lakeside ‘Megaload’ Route

The proposed route would take three megaloads on Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive, known for its lakeside homes and popular recreations areas. The loads would travel at night.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The huge piece of oil equipment wending its way through eastern Oregon is expected to cross over into Idaho early Saturday.

Meanwhile, another so-called “megaload” project has emerged farther north. The proposed extra-heavy haul is making some homeowners nervous in north Idaho resort town of Coeur d’Alene.

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Transportation
3:14 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Foul Weather, Not Protesters, Cause Latest Delay For Megaload

File photo. The The megaload being moved by Omega Morgan takes up two highway lanes and stretches 380 feet.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A so-called megaload is stuck just a few miles south of Pendleton on it’s winding route through the Northwest.

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Economy, Business, Finance, and Labor
11:48 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Megaload Pulls Out Of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protesters

Cathy Sampson-Kruse is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation. Police arrested her after she laid down in front of the so-called megaload bound for Canada.
Anna King Northwest News Network

A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near Hermiston, in northeast Oregon. 

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Transportation
4:13 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Controversy Follows 'Megaloads' Through Oregon-Idaho Route

File photo of a megaload parked along Idaho’s Highway 12. A federal judge blocked the route to further megaload traffic until the Forest Service reviews the impact to a wild and scenic corridor.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The first of three hulking pieces of oil equipment, known as “megaloads,” is expected to start its slow, winding journey through eastern Oregon Monday.

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Transportation
9:44 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Limited Alternative Routes For GE's 'Megaloads'

One of the GE-made "megaloads" parked on Highway 12 near Lewiston, Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

A subsidiary of General Electric says it’s looking for alternative options for moving huge water purification equipment from the Northwest to Alberta, Canada.

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Transportation
4:58 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Federal Judge Halts 'Megaloads' On Idaho Highway

A member of the environmental group Friends of the Clearwater took this photo on July 22 at the Port of Wilma of what appear to be Omega Morgan’s 'megaload' shipments.
Bett Haverstick Friends of the Clearwater.

A federal judge has halted so-called "megaload" traffic through a wild and scenic corridor in Idaho.

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Transportation
4:40 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Nez Perce Seek Court-Ordered Roadblock With Second 'Megaload' On Horizon

The first "megaload" transported by Hillsboro-based Omega Morgan, pictured here outside of Lewiston, Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Nightly protests on Idaho's Highway 12 delayed but did not stop a huge piece of oil equipment crossing the state. The so-called “megaload” passed through a scenic river corridor and entered Montana on Friday.

Now, the Nez Perce Tribe is asking a federal judge to prevent more extra-large shipments.

The 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.

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Environment and Planning
4:40 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Nez Perce Leaders Arrested In Protest Over Oil Sands 'Megaload'

More than a hundred tribal members and environmental activists drummed and chanted in the road at the border of the Nez Perce reservation in northern Idaho.
Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

The national debate over oil development took an unusual turn on an Idaho highway early Tuesday morning. For two hours, members of the Nez Perce Tribe blocked the passage of a giant water evaporator headed for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

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