October Hearing on Oil Shipments Slated for Idaho Supreme Court


Idaho's high court has decided to fit into its packed schedule a hearing on the controversial proposal to move four mega-loads of oil equipment across U.S. Highway 12.

Three Central Idaho entrepreneurs successfully halted the shipments when Second District Judge John Bradbury ordered the Idaho Transportation Department scrutinize the plans a bit closer. But oil giant, ConocoPhillips appealed to the Idaho Supreme Court, citing financial hardship to the tune of $9 million.

The justices have scheduled a rare hearing Friday, Oct. 1. Traditionally, it takes 10 months to a year to be placed on the Supreme Court schedule.