Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Our Megaload Story on This American Land

This week our local megaload story made news on This American Land:  Megaloads blocked from Wild and Scenic River Route. 
This American Land is a leading conservation news magazine program seen on public television stations nationwide.   
Photo by Roger Inghram
In other news, Exxon Mobil CEO sues to keep hydraulic fracking away from his Texas ranch while encouraging fracking in other places, highlighting the hypocrisy surrounding the oil and gas industry.  Read more.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Megaload Tar Sands Boondoggle

Megaload Tar Sands Boondoggle 
by Jim Fetter
(Printed here with cartoonist's permission.)
Otter's blast at Judge Winmill: He's not one of us 
 Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman, 2/13/14

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill is out of touch with Idaho values, including freedom and the marketplace...  Otter “urged people to understand their votes matter in coming elections because public officials are responsible for appointing judges like Idaho U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill, who he said might not share Idaho’s values”...  It’s not every day a governor questions the values of an Idaho federal judge...  Among Winmill’s notable cases:...  delaying megaload transports over U.S. Highway 12 and ordering the U.S. Forest Service to assess environmental impacts...  Read more.