Advocates for the West executive director and attorney for client Idaho Rivers United (IRU), Laird Lucas, discusses the ramifications of federal judge B. Lynn Winmill’s February 8 ruling and judgment that the U.S. Forest Service and Federal Highway Administration hold the authority to regulate megaload uses and accommodations within the Highway 12 easement to the state of Idaho through the federally designated and Forest Service managed wild and scenic Clearwater/Lochsa river corridor. Listen to the KRFP Radio Free Moscow story and interview IRU Lawsuit: Federal Judge Rules Forest Service has Megaload Jurisdiction on U.S. Highway 12 between 28:36 and 20:24 of the February 8, 2013, Evening Report, USFS Has U.S. Highway 12 Jurisdiction.
This special Friday addition to regular news coverage features testimony at the January 23 public hearing hosted by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to examine its draft environmental impact statement for U.S. Highway 95 re-routing south of Moscow. Susan Flack, Jim Anderson, Al Poplawsky, and Tim Hatten address their concerns and commendations of various ITD alternatives of this proposal. Listen to the KRFP Radio Free Moscow story More ITD Testimony on U.S. Highway 95 between 14:46 and 1:14 of the February 8, 2013, Evening Report, USFS Has U.S. Highway 12 Jurisdiction.