WIRT Follows Port of Pasco Megaloads & Has Pre-Trial Hearing on Misdemeanors


On Sunday, April 15, two Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activists monitored three ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil tar sands shipments from the Port of Pasco, Washington, to Idaho, noting their convoy vehicles, timing and fluctuating speeds, traffic delays and disruptions, and overpass bypass routes.  At a second pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, April 17, Helen Yost requested charges as lenient as the sentence of a megaload driver who hit a flagger-diverted vehicle on December 6, for her misdemeanors of throwing a foam board protest sign at the 415,000-pound, last Highway 95 megaload and air-kicking toward a Moscow police officer on March 6.  Her lawyer, Ben Onosko of the Northern Rockies Justice Center, will file a motion questioning the definition of a moving vehicle and has scheduled a September trial for both citations.  Listen between 9:48 and 2:34 of the April 17, 2012, KRFP Radio Free Moscow Evening Report, Earth Day Awards, to learn more about both situations.

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One thought on “WIRT Follows Port of Pasco Megaloads & Has Pre-Trial Hearing on Misdemeanors

  1. While those reading this most likely agree those protesting deserve our great admiration, any who are emotionally and logistically prepared to receive a harsher sentence than the driver will touch many hearts they might not otherwise touch. This was Gandhi’s approach. Suffer to touch the heart of the adversary. This is hard for many individualistic people who grew up in the U.S. to even consider.

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