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EcoWatch

Aug 9 '13

With Indigenous Land on the Line, Tar Sands Protests Escalate in Idaho


Last night marked the third consecutive day of protests along Highway 12 in northern Idaho and groups involved show no signs of backing down. Monday began the nightly blockades of an oversized, megaload truck carrying tar sands equipment, which was set to cross Nez Perce ancestral land and a Wild and Scenic River Corridor to the Montana border.

Yesterday, Idaho Rivers United (IRU) and the Nez Perce Tribe filed a joint lawsuit in federal court in Boise, ID, to stop the megaload delivery.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/tar-sands-protests-escalate-in-idaho/

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