Company Moving Mega-loads: "We've Never Lost a Load"


Mega-loads opponents have wrapped up their case in a special hearing at Boise's Grove Hotel. Hearing Officer Merlyn Clark is considering ConocoPhillips' request to move four giant coke drums across north central Idaho, unless a group of Idaho citizens have their way.

As expected, attorneys for Conoco told Clark that attorneys for the convenors failed to make their case and Conoco asked for a "directed," or immediate, verdict. But as expected, Clark denied that motion saying he hadn't heard enough.

So Conoco has opened up its arguments by calling one of the owners of Emmert International, the company contracted to move the mega-loads. This isn't Emmert's first rodeo. They've moved everything from the Hubble Telescope to the Spruce Goose (Howard Hughes' giant airplane, which was once the largest in the world).

"We never lost a load," said Terry Emmert.