Letters From the West

Listen to Canadian Radio interview on Idaho megaload

The Nez Perce blockade at Canoe Camp near Orofino Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy Borg Hendrickson)

The Nez Perce blockade at Canoe Camp near Orofino Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy Borg Hendrickson)

Earlier this week I wrote about the stand the Nez Perce made against Omega Morgan, an Oregon-based shipper, for hauling a 255 foot long load 21 feet wide and 23 feet high evaporator on U.S. 12 through its tribal lands.

Since then protesters have confronted the shipment and Idaho State Police two more times but the shipment now is in the Wild and Scenic River corridor and the Forest Service, which has jurisdiction, has done nothing.

This morning I did an interview on Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Radio in Calgary’s Eye Opener program. You can listen here.

 

 

Read more here: http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/nez-perce-battle-megaload-shipment-through-their-homeland/#storylink=cpy

Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America and co-producer of the movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, which was inspired by the book and broadcast on A&E Network. He also co-authored the Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho and the Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic. He also was on the Statesman’s team that covered the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news in 2007. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its Conservation Achievement Award.

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