01.18 ITD to let Conoco megaloads roll Monday
- Posted by Trish Weber
Idaho will let four ConocoPhillips megaloads of oil equipment start traveling U.S. Highway 12 on Monday, Idaho Transportation Director Brian Ness announced today, according to the Spokane Spokesman-Review.
Ness said in a news release that he based his decision on four key factors:
- Administrative process was properly followed
- All sides received a fair opportunity to present their case
- An independent hearing officer recommended the permits be issued
- No compelling reasons were found in the interveners’ appeal to overturn the hearing officer’s recommendation
Not sure how independent a hearing officer can be who is appointed by IDT, but, well, not much to be done about that.
All eyes will be on the Port of Lewiston this weekend, to see if the loads get ready to move. Does anyone have any idea how much snow is present up on Lolo Pass these days?