Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Lin & Borg win Max Dalton Open Government Award

Originators of FightingGoliath and on-the-front-lines anti-megaload activists Linwood Laughy and Borg Hendrickson were recently honored to win the 2011 Max Dalton Open Government Award.

As noted in a Dan Popkey blog post in the Idaho Statesman, "Hendrickson and Laughy pressed for the disclosure of transportation plans for shipments of massive industrial equipment bound for Canada over Idaho's scenic U.S.12. They also unveiled correspondence between oil companies and the Idaho Transportation Department and posted the material on their website ... "

"Their efforts, from realization of the problem to the present ongoing fight, resemble a spider web reaching every aspect of government and beyond," said Lee Halper of Jerome, who nominated the couple. "From two, there are now many who fight this fight..."

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Video of Megaload on Highway 12

To view Vickie Garcia's video, shown at the contested case hearing during her testimony, go here: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehstxkkO6aQ"
Vickie and her husband Walt Bailey were among the 3-4 dozen north central Idaho residents and Missoula residents who monitored and observed the 2 ConocoPhillips' shipments and the Imperial/Exxon so-called "test" shipment. Vickie's video clearly shows that the ITD-approved traffic management plan of the first ConocoPhillips' shipment was woefully inadequate at best, and at worst, seriously chaotic, inconvenient and unsafe.