Judge denies bid to reopen highway to big load

Associated Press: A federal judge has rejected a request to allow a General Electric Co. subsidiary to resume shipments of massive oil-field equipment on a scenic, two-lane highway in northern Idaho. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued the decision Thursday, handing environmentalists and Nez Perce tribal leaders another victory in the latest legal battle over the use of U.S. Highway 12 as a shipping route for the wide, heavy and long loads. Last month, Winmill issued an injunction that essentially blocked......

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