Thursday, September 23, 2021

Play

States are poised to help resettle Afghan evacuees who fled their home country after the U.S. military exit; efforts emerge to help Native Americans gain more clean energy independence.

Play

Sen. Mitch McConnell refuses to support raising the debt ceiling; Biden administration pledges $500 million of COVID vaccine doses globally; and U.S. military says it's taking steps to combat sexual assault.

Play

A new Oklahoma museum honors tribal nations, while Iowa's history is back on the blacktop; mixed news on COVID-19 comes with a warning about unconventional drugs; and electric cars and buses are coming to rural America.

Korean Documents Show 10-Year Promise for Highway 12

Play

Friday, October 15, 2010   

BOISE, Idaho - It took a team of Korean translators to discover that promises have been made about U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho as a long-term "high and wide" industrial equipment shipping route. The translations coordinated by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) show ExxonMobil plans to use the scenic byway for shipping for 10 years, even though shipping proposals available to the public so far outline a short-term limited use.

Bobby McEnaney with NRDC says the discovery was made in business documents filed by the company that manufactures the equipment.

"We're not quite sure why this is coming out through Korean documents and not Exxon or the State of Idaho, or the State of Montana. It makes more sense to have an up-front process."

McEnaney notes the secrecy surrounding the project complicates the concerns about negative effects on tourism, potential accidents, and inconvenience for locals along the shipping route. He adds the call is going out again for an open process and full assessment before any highway shipping begins.

"A lot of the groups concerned about the proposal from day one have simply asked for that to be done first, before we see the states, or the federal government, start approving projects that have significant impacts on the resource."

The first pieces of the equipment arrived at the Port of Lewiston Thursday. They're bound for a tar sands oil project in Alberta, Canada.




get more stories like this via email

Political canvassing across the country dropped dramatically during the 2020 election due to concerns over COVID-19 transmission via in-person door-knocking. (Adobe Stock)

Health and Wellness

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Political canvassers and organizers in the state are expecting they will continue to struggle with challenges to traditional …


Environment

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A federal court agreed with conservationists this week, ordering winter feeding of elk on the Bridger-Teton National Forest …

Social Issues

FARGO, N.D. -- In the near future, North Dakota is poised to help resettle 49 Afghan evacuees who fled their home country after the U.S. military …


Local opposition to the proposed land swap was strong before the Idaho Department of Lands rejected the deal. (PNS/Corbeil)

Environment

MCCALL, Idaho -- After the rejection of a developer's proposed land swap near Payette Lake, a coalition of groups wants the state to do the opposite…

Health and Wellness

DENVER -- Colorado's ability to respond to COVID-19 was blunted by decades of disinvestment in critical public services, according to a new report…

Beginning in 2022, Nebraska's Department of Education will begin offering farm-to-school producer training in various regions of the state. (Adobe Stock)

Environment

GERING, Neb. -- With school back in session, many Nebraska students will be fueled by fresh beef, fruits and vegetables sourced from local farms…

Social Issues

By Abaki Beck for Yes!Media.Broadcast version by Mike Moen for Minnesota News Connection reporting for the YES! Media-Public News Service …

Environment

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Farm bureaus and agricultural leaders of Chesapeake Bay watershed states are pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund a …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021