Marty Trillhaase, Editorial Page Editor, Lewiston
The Lewiston Tribune 7/25/13
Riddle us this, Batman: What does Omega Morgan know that everyone else does not?
The transportation company – at no small expense – navigated two megaloads of equipment manufactured by Ellett Industries up the Columbia and Snake rivers to the Port of Wilma – in anticipation of moving them up U.S. Highway 12 toward the Alberta tar sands.
Which, says Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forest Supervisor Rick Brazell, “is setting us up for a showdown.”
But over what?
If anyone can see any flexibility in Brazell’s recent policy closing U.S. 12 to megaload traffic, please enlighten us.
His authority is rock solid. It comes from U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.
So is Brazell’s mandate. That flows through the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. Continue reading