Friday, September 17, 2010

Our Local Issue Makes National News

The Highway 12 Mega-Load issue is making news across the country and as far away as Rueters Africa . Here are links to some of the most recent articles.

This story talks about the Port of Lewiston using projected funds from Imperial Oil in their budget for next year. It also mentions how the recent and upcoming upgrades to the port are being funded by federal money. This story was picked up from the Lewiston Tribune and posted on Trading Markets:

This Spokesman Review article concerns Oregon Rep. DeFazio's letter to the Secretary of Transportation: “I am concerned about the ExxonMobil Canada plan to use U.S. roadways to haul oversize loads to Alberta, Canada, for the Kearl Oil Sands project,” Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Aug. 25. “If Idaho and Montana issue oversize and overweight load permits in violation of the Federal Bridge Formula, American taxpayers will pay the price for the unprecedented wear and tear on our highway system. I am opposed to subsidizing ExxonMobil oil sands mining in Canada with taxpayer dollars.” Read the entire story:

The LA Times picked up the story this week running a general overview of the situation as well as putting the story up on their blog site. To read the original story go to:,0,1314229.story
To read the blog post and contribute your thoughts to the story go to:

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