Contact Us

Idaho Tribe Asks Judge to Stop Mega Loads

flickr.com, US Forest Service Northern Region

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An American Indian tribe and environmentalists pleaded with a federal judge, telling him the only thing standing between the next giant oil-field equipment shipments on a winding Idaho mountain highway is his order to halt the transport.

Meanwhile, a lawyer for a General Electric Co. subsidiary told U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at Monday’s hearing the courts had no authority to interfere. GE’s second 225-foot-long, 640,000-pound water evaporator is slated to travel on U.S. Highway 12 Sept. 18. Its first evaporator, shipped on the route in August, attracted protesters, some of whom were arrested.

The Nez Perce Tribe, joined by environmentalists, says further shipments of GE gear will cause irreparable harm to the rights of its people and damage environmental values in the federally designated Wild and Scenic River corridor. Winmill promised a ruling by week’s end.

More From News Radio 1310 KLIX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!