Dick Hardwood is taking away the power from the people (Or rather people with less money to contribute to his campaign against Idahoans). At the same time we get the education budget cuts. Next are they going to cut our legs off so we can't picket? We will soon be a nation of drooling idiots, taxed without representation, with no feet to stand on.
Wake up people! Taking away our right to stand up to something that we think is wrong is Un-American!
idahocrystal - Why is it absurd to care about your home, to ask questions and expect answers when outsiders want to use the land you call home. I don't think the locals of Highway 12 expect to be paid, like Conoco Phillips paid people to attend the hearings and wear their Conoco t-shirts. That is what I call absurd.
When we stop asking questions and demanding the truth, we have others running our lives and making decisions for us. I don't know who you are or how long you have been in Idaho. Me? My great grandparents, grand parents, parents, myself and my children are Idahoans and I am on the side of our people.
That is amazing! So the recyclers must drive to these collection spots and separate the colors of glass just to FEEL as if they are part of the solution instead of the problem? It seems that many jobs could be created if we actually recycled the glass. It would seem counterproductive to ship the recyclables out of state thereby contributing exhaust from the truck and trains that haul it. Thanks for the story BW!
Thank you for reporting on this case! To respond to Cgmst on October 1, 2010 at 3:35 PM above, this is just machinery but the machinery is so huge that there is not a crane large enough in Idaho or neighboring states large enough to pull it out of the river in the event of an accident.
Remember too that one of Idaho's best resources is the sheer beauty of the state which draws tourists, therefore money, to our state. These trucks would destroy that.
Extracting oil from the tar sands produces far more greenhouse gases than traditional methods. These huge companies are just using our roads, which are by the way "Wild and Scenic" roads. How are the locals supposed to commute to work? What happens if the residents need an ambulance? What if there is a prison uprising and emergency personnel can't get to it? What if there is an accident? What are the environmental consequences? These are all questions to consider BEFORE giving the oil companies carte blanche to use Idaho for transport.
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