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Articles tagged megaloads

Feb. 13, 2014, 4:06 p.m.

Megaloads Go To Court

A third and final shipment of massive oil refinery equipment is bound for Canada after departing Oregon's Port of Umatilla on the Columbia River.

Jan. 2, 2014, 10:10 a.m.

New Year Likely To Bring More 'Megaload' Fights

Two large pieces of oil equipment crossing the Northwest are expected to start moving again in the new year.

Dec. 24, 2013, 6:27 a.m.

Protesters Get Mega-Loud

<p>Climate activists joined in solidarity with Umatilla tribal members and elders Monday night as the second of three controversial megaloads rolls through Eastern Oregon to the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada.</p>

Dec. 4, 2013, 7:37 a.m.

Weather Delays Megaload Shipment In Eastern Oregon

A blast of winter weather blanketed Eastern Oregon roads in snow and ice Tuesday, once again delaying movement of the megaload convoy bound for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

Dec. 3, 2013, 7:26 a.m.

Megaload Pulls Out Of Northeast Oregon Port Despite Protesters

A massive load of oil equipment is on its way to Canada, along a winding route that began near Hermiston, in northeast Oregon.

Nov. 20, 2013, 8:02 a.m.

First 'Megaload' Moves On Oregon Roads Sunday

<p>State transportation officials say Omega Morgan’s first oversized load to move through Eastern Oregon will hit the road in Umatilla the night of Sunday, Nov. 24.</p>

Nov. 4, 2013, 1:42 p.m.

Are 'Megaloads' In E. Oregon's Future?

An industrial hauler at the heart of Idaho's "megaload" controversy is now looking to move massive equipment loads through Eastern Oregon.

Sept. 19, 2013, 7 a.m.

Forest Service Shuts Down Stretch Of Highway 12 To Megaloads

Federal forest administrators have shut down a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho to trucks hauling big and wide loads.

Sept. 16, 2013, 5:37 a.m.

Federal Judge Halts 'Megaloads' On Idaho Highway

A federal judge has halted so-called "megaload" traffic through a wild and scenic corridor in Idaho.

Aug. 12, 2013, 6:29 a.m.

Nez Perce Seek Court-Ordered Roadblock With Second 'Megaload' On Horizon

Nightly protests on Idaho's Highway 12 delayed but did not stop a huge piece of oil equipment crossing the state. The so-called “megaload” passed through a scenic river corridor and entered Montana on Friday.

Aug. 6, 2013, 7:22 a.m.

Nez Perce Leaders Arrested In Protest Over Oil Sands 'Megaload'

The national debate over oil development took an unusual turn on an Idaho highway early Tuesday morning. For two hours, members of the Nez Perce Tribe blocked the passage of a giant water evaporator headed for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

July 25, 2013, 9:58 a.m.

Shipper, Forest Service At Standoff Over 'Megaloads'

An Oregon shipping company and the U.S. Forest Service appear to be at a standoff over whether huge pieces of oil equipment will pass through a scenic stretch of Idaho. These so-called “megaloads” are ultimately headed to the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

July 11, 2013, 7:24 a.m.

'Megaloads' Opponents Count On Federal Hurdles To Halt Trucks

Oil companies still may find a way to move huge “megaloads” through a scenic corridor in Idaho, once traveled by Lewis and Clark. But for now, opponents are hoping government red tape has closed that option.

April 1, 2013, 9:32 a.m.

Oil Company With Megaloads To Start Production

The Canadian company whose desire to move gigantic oil equipment loads across Idaho and Montana caused about three years of legal wrangling in both states is close to producing oil.

Feb. 8, 2013, 2:40 p.m.

Judge Sides With Environmentalists In Megaloads Case

A federal judge has sided with environmentalists and ruled the U.S. Forest Service erred by not exercising its regulatory authority when the state allowed huge trucks to haul giant oil refinery equipment along U.S. Highway 12.

March 7, 2012, 9:31 a.m.

Last Megaloads Depart From Lewiston, Idaho This Week

RICHLAND, Wash. – The last megaloads stranded at the Port of Lewiston headed out Tuesday night toward Canada’s oil sands. These oversized truckloads of oil processing machinery have been very controversial. Now oil companies have switched to shipping smaller loads out of the Port of Pasco.

Aug. 18, 2011, 2:04 p.m.

Third Oil Company Considers Megaloads Despite Delays