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by jhwygirl This Kearl transport/oversized load issue is out of control. I wouldn’t believe it were real except that I read it in a newspaper: Sheets of three-quarter-inch plywood will be laid in front of the tires of a load “should the shoulder show distress.” Who knew plywood was so useful? Add some duct tape, […]

by jhwygirl The latest meme from our bloviating Governor Brian Schweitzer is that the Canadian tar sands – slated for expansion – are (get this) “conflict free”: “I would say this is conflict-free oil and I don’t want to send one more son or daughter from Montana to defend an oil supply from one of […]

by jhwygirl In a ruling handed down in the 5th District, out of Dillon Montana, Judge Loren Tucker told Montana Department of Environmental Quality that its environmental review (EIS, environmental impact statement) must consult with local government. Both the Helena IR and Butte’s KXLF have the story. Jefferson County had sued DEQ over placement of […]

by jhwygirl ….in Idaho, it seems. Idahoans don’t seem to have any love for Exxon/Imperial Oil’s Kearl module transport plan to move oversized loads over the historic and scenic highway 12 which runs adjacent to the Wild and Scenic designated Lochsa River and Lolo Creek. There’s a group of Idahoans suing the state to halt […]

by jhwygirl Journalist extraordinaire Jodi Rave – who covers Native issues and the issues that affect Native peoples not just here in Montana, but worldwide – announced her new blog Buffalo’s Fire a few weeks back, kicked off for me with a post announcing that one of the most amazing social activists evah, Winona LaDuke, […]

Schweitzer Waves White Flag on Big Rigs By JC It seems that in lieu of any rational economic development proposals from Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-Imperial/Exxon) to mitigate the impacts of the collapse of the housing construction (timber) industry and Stone Container, it is best to lay down and let another multinational corporation walk all over […]

by jhwygirl The sheer disregard that this proposal has for what is one of the more scenic drives and accessible recreational and prime fishing corridors in western Montana blows my mind. There are so many things wrong with this proposal as it is now – a weak environmental analysis, prepared by Exxon, without any scoping. […]

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