Thursday, August 4, 2011

Big rigs stalled

Posted on Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Thank you Missoula County Commissioners, National Wildlife Federation, Montana Environmental Information Center, and the Sierra Club for taking the lead in addressing the Montana Department of Transportation’s violation of the Montana Environmental Policy Act. Your successful suit against that agency for its inadequate evaluation of impacts of the proposed Highway 12 Imperial/Exxon Mobil megaload route reaffirms our faith in the ability of government and private citizens to intercede on behalf of Montanans threatened by an industry proposal that does more harm than good. Notwithstanding the incredibly destructive global effects of Alberta tar sands development, Montanans at the very least deserve a thorough understanding of the full range of impacts of the proposal, potentially degrading some of our region’s greatest national treasures.

Gary Matson


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