In Idaho, shipping over-legal size loads of machinery to Canada’s Tar Sands requires a special permit from the Idaho Department of Transportation, and in the case of Omega Morgan’s megaloads — planned to transit the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest’s Wild and Scenic Rivers — approval from the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the Nez Perce Tribe. Given the complexity of dealing with state, federal and tribal jurisdictions, Omega Morgan has decided to ignore the latter two at their peril. Nez Perce tribal members plan to block the shipment.
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