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Judge Halts Shipment on Idaho Road of Giant Tar Sands Equipment


Environment  (tags: protection, tar sands, destruction, wildlife, habitat, nature, environment, government )

Brad
- 437 days ago - reuters.com
A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked a shipment of massive oil field equipment from traversing a scenic Idaho roadway that cuts through the homeland of the Nez Perce Tribe and runs alongside two federally protected rivers.



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Elle B. (82)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:56 am
Ty Brad ... YES! Let's pray this ruling holds. Federal judges have blocked this crap before...hopefully they will continue to do so and citizens will vigilantly and faithfully ask them to do so!

“These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.” ― John Muir

“We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.” ― Margaret Mead

"Nature is the art of God." ― Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, 1635


"In utilizing and conserving the natural resources of the Nation, the one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight.... The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life." ―US Pres. Teddy Roosevelt, Address to the National Editorial Association, Jamestown, Virginia, June 10, 1907

 

Debbie Williamson (272)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:30 am
Noted. Thanks for posting Brad.
 

GGmaSheila D. (170)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 11:38 am
Fingers and toes crossed this will hold up. Thanks for sharing this.
 

Val R. (247)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:01 pm
Thanks Brad - great -
 

Natasha Salgado (563)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:05 pm
AWESOME! Saying a little prayer it holds up...thanks Brad
 

Frances Darcy (224)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:06 pm
noted
 

Sue Harrington (152)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:27 pm
HOPE IT STAYS....
 

Lauren Kozen (163)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:52 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks for the forward Sue.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 12:54 pm
Noted.
 

Christeen Anderson (539)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:38 pm
Excellent. Thank you.
 

AniMae Chi (428)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 2:51 pm
Thank you.

Thank you Sue H for forwarding.
 

Eternal Gardener (739)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:21 pm
Wow, a judge who actually adheres to environmental protection laws!
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Monday September 16, 2013, 1:07 pm
Noted.. Be careful for what you wish for, because what goes around, comes around and bites you in the butt..
 

Roseann D. (178)
Monday September 16, 2013, 4:46 pm
Well, since TransCanada has set the precedent for destroying private property...it seems only fair that this machinery is also up for grabs! ;-d
 

Roseann D. (178)
Monday September 16, 2013, 4:47 pm
Under Eminent Domain of course! For the public good.
 

Sue H. (7)
Monday September 16, 2013, 5:53 pm
Bravo....green stars for the Judge!
 

Virgene L. (13)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:05 pm
Thank you to this Federal Judge. One has to wonder what G.E. was thinking . Apparently they were not thinking about how to transport such an oversize load. Let's hope this whole tar-sands thing crashes and burns. It is not in anyone's best interest except for those whose pockets it will line. Thank you!
 

JOSE HONRADO (0)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:07 pm
Bravo. This will save the roads from wear and tear.
 

EDWARD G. MRKVICKA (0)
Monday September 16, 2013, 6:36 pm
read and noted on 9-16-13 thank you judge WINMILL for stopping any access for the dirty tar sands xl pipeline project this project just like many others before are a accident that is waiting to happen the INDAIN tribes for many centuries have been trampled on and had their lands destroyed we must stand up to big bully corporate oil companies and defend our rights and our land and tell them that we do not want them in our backyards and that we can not be bought with there dirty money give up and pack up you are not welcomed.
 

Katie D. (104)
Monday September 16, 2013, 11:34 pm
Oh Yes let's hope this stays in effect!!!
Thank You Brad
 

Camilla Vaga (70)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:22 am
great
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 2:45 am
The oil sands shouldn't be ruining ecosystems and First Nations land, ty.
 

Monika Ka (12)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 2:55 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 3:06 am
Awesomeness!!!

Thanks for posting Brad! :-))
 

Riley Anderson (46)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:24 am
Thanks
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:39 am
noted
 

Lynne Willey (2)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:14 am
I love this judge!
 

Tom Tree (241)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:01 am

KEWL !
Awesome News! :)
 

Tabitha Tuckman (28)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:11 pm
Hope it stays this way.
 
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