Forest Service Sued Over Oil Cos.' Mega-Load Highway

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 7:52 PM EST) -- A conservation group sued the U.S. Forest Service Thursday in an attempt to prevent Exxon Mobil Corp. and other energy companies from transporting large shipments of mining and industrial equipment through the Clearwater and Lochsa river corridors in Idaho.

The Forest Service violated the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the National Forest Management Act when it determined that it has no jurisdiction or authority to regulate the mega-loads coming up Highway 12, according to the suit, launched by Idaho Rivers United in the U.S. District Court...
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