That's a big "Hell yeah!" from our friends at Save Our Wild Salmon, who tell us the threat from Exxon to the lower Snake River and Idaho/Montana Highway 12 is over, at least for now. Imperial Oil, owned by Exxon, has withdrawn its application to the Montana Department of Transportation to transport massive tar sands machinery through Montana on Highway 12 and other roads.
"This is a victory for salmon, rivers, and people. The residents along the route, who organized against one of the world's largest corporations despite "no chance" they could prevail, deserve the greatest credit. Thank you, Borg and Lin and all your neighbors in two states for Fighting Goliath (check that: for Slaying Goliath). SOS members who deserve thanks include Idaho Rivers United, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and National Wildlife Federation. So do Advocates for the West, All Against the Haul, and Western Environmental Law Center. Great thanks to the Nez Perce and Salish-Kootenai Tribes, and special thanks to Rick Bass, Steve Hawley, and David James Duncan."Source Link