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Controversial 'megaload' passes through protected lands in Idaho, Montana

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Omega Morgan Megaloads at Port of Wilma. Friends of the Clearwater

Last month, a 322-ton shipment snaked its way though Idaho and Montana. Hauled by truck longer than a 747, this so-called "megaload" was carrying equipment to be used at a Canadian oil refinery.


Because of its size, the shipment couldn't be transported via interstate. Instead, the truck traveled on a road which passes through environmentally sensitive lands and tribal areas.

Rocky Barker, energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman, joins the show with more. 

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