A host of activist groups may have won the battle against Imperial Oil last year, but companies looking to ship oversized loads through Montana to the Alberta tar sands are far from done with the war. Megaloads are still rolling across Montana’s highways, with the latest traveling as recently as last week.
Missoula used to be the leader of boisterous opposition to what many dubbed the “heavy haul.” Not quite two years ago, more than 100 protesters lined Reserve Street as two massive ConocoPhillips loads passed through.
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(By Alex Sakariassen, Missoula Independent)