Oversized shipment continues trek along U.S. 12

loadAbout 100 protesters gathered in Orofino as a controversial oversized shipment of oil refinery equipment continued its trek over U.S. Highway 12 Wednesday night.

Unlike earlier protests east of Lewiston in previous days, no arrests were reported.

Authorities flanked the shipment as it passed the protesters on its way to a stopping point near Kooskia.

The oversized load left the LC Valley from the Port of Wilma Monday on its way to Alberta, Canada.

The Idaho Transportation Department issued a permit that allows the shipment to travel through the state over Lolo Pass into Montana between the hours of 10pm and 5:30am.

The plan has come under fire from the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service. The tribe has indicated its intent to file legal action to halt the shipments.

The shipping company, Omega Morgan, plans to ship 10 total loads to the oil sands in Alberta between now and January.

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