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Megaloads
5:14 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Megaloads Opponents Seek More Public Input

The latest dispute over whether huge megaload trucks should be allowed on Northwest roads is currently in Oregon.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

The latest dispute over whether huge megaload trucks should be allowed on Northwest roads is currently in Oregon. Opponents of the massive big-rigs are taking their objections to court.

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Megaloads
5:09 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

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

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 4:45 pm

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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Megaloads
6:30 am
Fri December 20, 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.
Credit Jessica Robinson

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 a north Idaho resort town in Coeur d'Alene.

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Megaload Delay
4:04 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

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 3:14 pm

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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Megaload Controversy
5:58 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Megaload Pulls Out Of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protestors

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.
Credit Anna King

A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near Hermiston, in northeast Oregon. Protesters tried to stop the shipment by getting in the way. But the so-called megaload rumbled forward, on its journey through Oregon and Idaho.

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Megaloads
5:59 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Limited Alternative Routes For GE’s ‘Megaloads’

One of the GE-made "megaloads" parked on Highway 12 near Lewiston, Idaho.
Credit 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. A route through the middle of Idaho turned into a legal battle with the Nez Perce Tribe. But options appear to be limited.

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Megaloads Halted
5:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Federal Judge Halts 'Megaloads' On Idaho Highway

Bett Haverstick Friends of the Clearwater.

Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 4:58 pm

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

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Transporting Megaloads
5:39 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

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

Jessica Robinson Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 4:40 pm

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.

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Oil Megaloads
6:24 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Nez Perce Attempt To Halt Oil Sands Shipment Through Reservation

The national debate over oil development took an unusual turn on an Idaho highway early Tuesday morning. For nearly 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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Megaloads
3:40 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

'Megaload' To Hit The Road, Even Without Federal OK

Bett Haverstick/Friends of the Clearwater. 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.

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 3:02 pm

The head of the Nez Perce 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. The company says it will start moving a so-called "megaload" Monday night. That’s despite the fact that it doesn't have approval from the U.S. Forest Service.

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