District Judge Sends Kearl Megaloads Back to MDT for Environmental Review


Late Friday, February 17, 2012, Montana District Judge Ray Dayton upheld his July 2011 preliminary injunction against Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil’s plan to move megaloads of equipment to the Alberta tar sands via U.S. Highway 12 and Montana Highway 200 in western Montana. He ordered the Montana Department of Transportation to pursue a more extensive environmental review considering alternative routes, the permanence of… two-lane highway turnouts (constructed to clear traffic around megaloads within 10-minute limits), and thus the ultimate impacts of a possible high-wide industrial corridor. As the last few megaloads travel Highway 95 soon, hundreds of these transports are still traversing Interstates 395, 90, and 15 through the Northwest.

Read District Judge Sends Kearl Megaloads Back to MDT for Environmental Review by Kim Briggeman, Missoulian, Montana.

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