Nightmare on Haul Street

Join Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activists, the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band, and local community members on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, November 8 and 10, in vigorously protesting three more ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil megaloads transgressing our dark Idaho highways each night to Alberta tar sands hell.  Although these components of a bitumen upgrader plant mysteriously vanished on Moscow streets during Halloween week, please belatedly wear your most ghoulish and gruesome costumes to demonstrate the death and destruction these megaloads bring to our climate and planet.

Lighter than larger split-height modules, these Highway 95 transports weigh between 90,000 and 140,000 pounds, but they nevertheless usurp citizen access, safety, and convenience on our fragile rural roads with their 22- to 24-foot widths, 14- to 15-foot heights, and 90- to 120-foot lengths.  Accompanied by a multitude of Idaho state and Moscow city police, pilot vehicles, and flaggers, the convoy will move together through town, huddled against resident outrage and frustration with yet another overbearing, regressive corporate pursuit of profit.

To protest alongside your family and friends, meet your fellow advocates of our rebounding democracy between 9 and 10 pm outside Moscow City Hall, at the corner of Second and Washington streets.  Despite our inability to avert climate catastrophe through Idaho administrative courts, show Big Oil that we and all of our descendants will not stand for its global pillaging and resulting devastation.  To document the plunder of our public infrastructure and civil liberties, please call WIRT and meet with your still or video camera, audio recorder, or notebook at 7 pm at the same location, for monitoring megaloads that will travel separately across northern Idaho each night to a parking area near the Montana border.

To learn more about these activities and other megaload-related films and shipment developments, listen to between 24:10 and 15:27 of the KRFP Radio Free Moscow Evening Report for Monday, November 7, at, and between 7:30 and 2:30 of the Wednesday, November 9, KRFP Evening Report at

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