Forest Service opposes proposed megaload shipment
NEZ PERCE COUNTY
The U.S. Forest Service is telling the Idaho Department of Transportation it can't support an application for a massive shipment to move on U.S. Highway 12 across northern Idaho and into Montana.
The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/11v5q83) in a story on Saturday that Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell sent a letter to ITD Chief Deputy Scott Stokes informing him of the federal agency's decision.
The state agency is considering an application from Omega Morgan to move a water purification vessel weighing 644,000 pounds from the Port of Lewiston along the Wild and Scenic River corridor to the Montana border.
A federal judge ruled earlier this year that the Forest Service has the authority to get involved in so-called megaload shipments and "acted unlawfully" in the past by failing to do so.
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