On Tuesday August 24th District Judge John Bradbury revoked permits for Conoco- Phillips which was planning on sending the giant refinery equipment up the narrow, wild and scenic byway of route 12. He called the issuing of the permits by the ITD as “arbitrary, capricious” and an abuse of discretion. At this stage it goes back to the ITD for revisions. This may mean that they will fudge the numbers and make it look good on paper by following the law and asserting that the trucks are capable of pulling over every 10 minutes to let traffic by. But the fact is that they cannot possibly comply with this part of Idaho law. The Idaho deputy attorney general will review the ruling and brief the ITD.

Catch the full story in the Lewiston Tribune. Go to www.lmtribune.com and look at the Headline for August 25th.