Megaload roadblock cleared, protesters arrested

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Police arrested 16 protesters trying to stop a megaload of refinery equipment in John Day.

Portland Rising Tide spokesman Stephen Quirke said the moving company should expect “further resistance all along the route” as public awareness grows about how burning tar sands for energy contributes to climate change.

The giant heat exchanger for a piece of water purification equipment was manufactured in Portland, barged up the Columbia River, and is traveling on a huge truck through Eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, and Montana into Alberta, Canada, said Holly Zander, spokeswoman for the transporter company, Omega Morgan of Hillsboro.

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0 #1 Tommy777Guest 2013-12-19 02:22:51
Sure! In the future have all of this equipment manufactured on site (and less costly?) in Canada! Oregon doesn't need any more of the high paying fabrication family-wage jobs!
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