Tribe Sues To Stop 'Mega-Loads' Shipments In National Forest

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT) -- The Nez Perce Tribe on Thursday sued the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho, saying the agency is flouting its own rules by continuing to allow energy companies to haul massive loads of equipment through protected river corridors.

The tribe, along with environmental advocates Idaho Rivers United Inc., said the Forest Service abused its discretion when it failed to block a permit authorized by the Idaho Transportation Department allowing industrial mover Omega Morgan to haul a so-called “mega load” of General Electric-owned equipment through protected natural and...
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