Highway 12: GE subsidiary gives up megaload battle

2013-10-25T09:48:00Z 2014-04-22T19:45:41Z Highway 12: GE subsidiary gives up megaload battleThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 25, 2013 9:48 am  • 

LEWISTON, Idaho — A General Electric Co. subsidiary has given up its legal fight to haul the second of two huge loads of water purification equipment through the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest and will find another way to get the equipment to the Canadian oil fields.

Resources Conservation Company International filed documents Thursday saying it was dropping its emergency motion to stay an injunction that prevented it from using the U.S. Highway 12 route.

GE issued a statement saying the equipment is important to its customers and it will focus on finding alternative shipment options.

Last month, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued an injunction that effectively blocked the GE unit from hauling large loads along the winding, two-lane road that passes through tribal lands and a federally designated Wild and Scenic River corridor.

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  1. mICKEY
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    mICKEY - October 27, 2013 11:42 am
    I agree with new montana man. Now they will pay more to transport the loads. Which will cost us more. I have to think the anti folks must ride a horse. Cuz if they drive cars they are hypocritics since obviously they use gasoline.
  2. HotShoe
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    HotShoe - October 26, 2013 9:43 am
    Victory? For what a bunch of long haired,pot smoking,tree hugging,rainbows? Good work and I hope you run out of gas enjoying the Scenic highway
  3. HotShoe
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    HotShoe - October 26, 2013 9:39 am
    We'll said.
  4. Scoop
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    Scoop - October 26, 2013 8:57 am
    Victory! Stop the transport of water filtration systems and the vile spread of clean water!
  5. NewMontanaMan
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    NewMontanaMan - October 26, 2013 8:41 am
    It is a sad day in America when our roads can't be used for commerce as one of the tenants for building them in the first place, and a bunch of environmentalist are allowed to stop hard working people from doing their jobs due to activist judges out of their league making law.
  6. wes d
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    wes d - October 25, 2013 4:14 pm
    Victory!!! Keep the Lochsa wild and scenic!
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