Posted: Feb 13, 2011 9:31 PM by Allyson Weller (KPAX News)
Updated: Feb 14, 2011 6:24 AM
LOLO HOT SPRINGS - Over 100 people stopped to look at the Conoco Phillips load that's resting in Montana just eight miles past the Idaho - Montana border on Sunday. Some were protesting while others just wanted to take pictures.
The Idaho Transportation Department says the load took about two weeks to wind across Idaho on U.S. Highway 12 and they're waiting for a second load to arrive before they continue to travel through Missoula and across Montana.
"You know just seeing it in person and realizing how far it's had to come to get here, and the jobs that have been out sourced to Korean metal workers instead of using American or Canadian metal workers, it's just really disturbing," said Missoula resident Lowell Chandler.
"It's bad for our economy, it's bad for the American economy, Montana economy, everything," added Missoulian Bryan Nickerson.
"What it says is they have all this money to wast and that's not -- A, it's not fair to anybody -B, they're not taking care of the people who, we support them we do buy their oil," concluded Seeley Lake resident Randi De Santa Anna.
We did speak to people who support the mega load shipments including a Lolo business owner who says the mega load's are a good thing for th