Dear Highway 12 lover,
We are thrilled to announce that Federal Judge B. Lynn Winmill has granted a temporary injunction against the future transports of megaloads by Omega Morgan on US 12. In a 17-page decision, the judge ruled that the Forest Service must issue a highway Closure Order for mile-marker 74-174 in the event that the state of Idaho issues another permit for an Omega Morgan megaload. This order is to remain in effect until 1. The Forest Service completes its corridor study and 2. The Forest Service completes its consultation with the Nez Perce Tribe. The temporary injunction does not affect other highway commerce or traffic. Read the ruling. Hwy 12 injunction order.pdf.
We would like to extend congratulations to the Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Rivers United, Advocates for the West, Fighting Goliath and everyone else that has worked incredibly hard over the years to make this possible! Below are statements by the Nez Perce Tribe and Idaho Rivers United.
Read about the upcoming benefit concert for Nez Perce megaload protestors.
Keep it Wild & Scenic,
Brett & Gary