27 Apr '11, 1am

Exxon Solves Their Megaload Problem - By Cutting the Trees to Shreds

Exxon Solves Their Megaload Problem - By Cutting the Trees to Shreds

Be wary when Exxon claims they are going to “investigate” a problem…  Over the weekend, Exxon literally took an axe to the trees lining the US Highway-12 Wild and Scenic River corridor in order to facilitate their “megaload” plan. This latest outrage by Exxon is a drastic step to ensure that the currently suspended megaload test shipment – the same shipment which ran into a tree and later cut a power pole causing a blackout – can resume its course through the Lolo Pass corridor of Idaho and Montana onwards to the tar sands operations in Alberta, Canada. In cutting off the limbs of trees that line the highway – many of which are over two centuries old and bore witness to the Lewis & Clark Expedition who made their way through the exact same corridor in 1805 – Exxon, along with the state and federal authorities who are turning a blind eye, are permanently disfiguring one o...

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