Monday, July 11, 2011

Mega-load Opponents Ask For Reconsideration

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Mega-load opponents aren't giving up anytime soon in an effort to block more than 200 ExxonMobil mega-loads from rolling past their central Idaho homes.

Opponents filed a petition today asking Hearing Officer Duff McKee to reconsider his June 27 decision to let the giant rigs roll from the Port of Lewiston, across U.S. Highway 12 along the Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers.

Lin Laughy and Borg Hendrickson look out on U.S. 12 from their north central Idaho home.
  • George Prentice
  • Lin Laughy and Borg Hendrickson look out on U.S. 12 from their north central Idaho home.

"Our central concern is the economy of north central Idaho," said Lin Laughy, who lives along U.S. 12. "Particularly its single thriving industry, a $166 million tourism industry that employs 4,600 Idahoans. We worry that the nightly presence of three or more 20-vehicle industrial convoys rumbling up the highway and continuously blocking traffic will dissuade tourists and recreationists from coming here."

You can read the petition here.

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