VANCOUVER, Wash. — Some giant oil refinery equipment was scheduled to arrive at the Port of Vancouver on Monday. The shipment from South Korea is the first of 15 expected at the port over the next year.
The controversial equipment is ultimately bound for the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada, but only if state officials in Idaho and Montana issue transportation permits.
The Idaho Supreme Court is currently deciding whether a permit for the giant truckloads should be granted in that state. Some local residents sued, saying the loads are so big they will shut down U.S. 12 for too long as they move through the state.