• Petitioned Rick Brazell

This petition was delivered to:

US Forest Service
Rick Brazell
Idaho County Commissioners Office
Skip Brandt
Idaho County Commissioners Office
James Rockwell
Idaho County Commissioners Office
Jim Chmelik
Nez Perce County Commissioners Office
Doug Havens
Nez Perce County Commissioners Office
Bob Tippett
Nez Perce County Commissioners Office
Doug Zenner
Lewis County Commissioners Office
Greg Johnson
Lewis County Commissioners Office
Carroll Keith
Lewis County Commissioners Office
Don Davis
Clearwater County Commissioners Office
Don Ebert
Clearwater County Commissioners Office
John Smith
Clearwater County Commissioners Office
John T. Allen


    1. Ciarra Greene
    2. Petition by

      Ciarra Greene

      United States

September 2013


From Ciarra Greene: Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered U.S. Highway 12 to be closed to the shipment between mileposts 74 and 174. This part of the highway runs through the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, an area where the tribe retains hunting, gathering and other treaty-based rights.

First and foremost, the megaloads are not manufactured in the US, are shipped to the Inland Northwest, then transported via highways through Idaho and Montana to the Alberta Tar Sands.  The Alberta Tar Sands have destroyed the resources of the First Nations people of Canada. We cannot support or allow this injustice to continue.

Also, our land in the US is worth protecting!  Here are the top 20 reasons US Hwy 12 is worth protecting:

  1. 1. Runs through the Nez Perces' ancient homeland.
  2. 2.The Nez Perce National Historic Park is located here, including the headquarters and museum
  3. 3. Nationally designated the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway.
  4. 4. Nationally designated 1 of the nation's 27 All-American Roads.
  5. 5. Crosses and parallels for 80+ miles the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.
  6. 6. Crosses and parallels for 80+ miles the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.
  7. 7. Runs for 70+ miles beside 2 nationally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Middle Fork of the Clearwater and the Lochsa, and provides access to a 3rd, the Selway River.
  8. 8. Travels beside and provides access to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, one of the nation's most cherished wilderness areas.
  9. 9. National - even international - reknown of the Lochsa River for its world-class spring whitewater.
  10. 10. Named by Motorcycle Magazine as the #1 recreational motocycle route in the nation (many curves, much beauty).
  11. 11. Comprises a segment of the nationally recognized TransAmerica Bicycle Route.
  12. 12. Bisects the old growth Bernard Devoto Cedar Grove.
  13. 13. Crosses the Pacific Coast Disjunct Area, which includes rare plants for Idaho environs.
  14. 14. Lies within yards of USFS campgrounds, dispersed campsites, USFS and Nat'l Park Service interpretive sites, beaches and picnic sites.
  15. 15. Provides access to suspension bridges and dozens of trails used by hunters, fishers and wilderness trekkers and horseback riders, including access to the Idaho Bicentennial Trail and the Lochsa River Historical Trail.
  16. 16. Provides access to the Lochsa Historical Ranger Station, the McBeth House, historical churches, Big Eddy Marina at Dworshak Reservoir, and Spalding Park.
  17. 17. Runs alongside streams providing habitat of vital importance to salmon, steelhead, eel, bass and trout fisheries.
  18. 18. Runs through the wild habitats of a myriad of birds and other wildlife.
  19. 19. Runs for miles as a narrow, winding, shoulderless roadway within feet of rivers that provide domestic water supplies for 3 towns: Kamiah, Orofino and Lewiston.
  20. 20. Provides both an access route and a destination for travelers/tourists and recreationists who spend millions of dollars annually at over 150 small businesses, Lewiston to Lolo Pass, as part of the single growing industry of the corridor communities which comprise an economically depressed region of Idaho.


Recent signatures


    1. Meeting TONIGHT! Let's gain more momentum...

      Ciarra Greene
      Petition organiser

      There will be a Tribal Activist meeting tonight, September 3rd, at 6PM, in Lapwai City Park or the Pi Nee Waus (depending on weather). I will give a brief update on the meeting tomorrow.

      Remember to share the petition with coworkers, employees/employers, friends, family, clubs, societies, and communities. The more support we can get from various backgrounds the more prominent our statement will be that WE DO NOT APPROVE THE TRANSPORT OF MEGALOADS ON US HIGHWAY 12!

      For one reason or another, we all are invested in seeing this through. Pull up your bootstraps, we have a lot of work to do!


    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Almost to 200...

      Ciarra Greene
      Petition organiser

      Great job today everyone, we DOUBLED our signatures! We are almost to 200, but we should be reaching for the thousands!!!

      You can share this petition on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or EMAIL!

      I encourage everyone to share your hearfelt message with those you forward the petition to; People you know and trust are more likely to understand our position on the megaloads.

      Thanks everyone for your support and effort!
      Let's keep working TOGETHER for our goal: STOP THE MEGALOADS!


    4. Reached 100 signatures

      Ciarra Greene
      Petition organiser

      Keep up the great work everyone. We must get the word out about this petition! Share the link to EVERYONE you know- they may better understand why we are demanding justice.

      Spread the word to other people, native, non-native, scientists, farmers, ranchers, fishers, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts, elderly, etc.

      "We are the caretakers of this land." We have witnessed the complete annhilation of land and resources through Hanford- in that era we didn't have the time to investigate the hazards... THIS TIME WE DO!

      Let's keep pushing folks!


      Ciarra Greene
      Petition organiser

      The U.S. Forest Service Supervisor of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest says he was fully aware that he had the authority to halt a controversial mega-load from traveling across U.S. Highway 12, but still chose not to exercise that authority.

      This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that USFS Supervisor Rick Brazell wrote a lettter to the Nez Perce Tribe, which adamantly protested the oversized shipment that crossed across U.S. 12, winding its way through the Wild and Scenic River Corridor. And in the letter, Brazell conceded that his agency objected to the mega-load, but still "made the discretionary decision not to seek enforcement action."

    7. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Sonja Lewis MOSCOW, ID
      • 10 months ago

      US Hwy 12 is NOT safely able to handle megaloads. It is critical to protect this river corridor, and to support the health and integrity of Idaho's and Alberta's native peoples.

    • Kelsey Anderson MOSCOW, ID
      • 10 months ago

      Highway 12 is my favorite place as well as standing up for the First Nations people who are truly hurting because of the Tar Sands oil extraction.

      • 11 months ago

      Protecting our rights, treaties, land and future generations for my Kids!!

    • Abena Songbird BLACK HAWK, SD
      • 11 months ago

      The Alberta Tar Sands have destroyed the resources of the First Nations people of Canada. We cannot support or allow this injustice to continue. Also want to draw attention to how this has affected tribal lands, so that XL Pipeline won't cut through and destroy more.

    • nicolas fredricey LOVELAND, CO
      • 11 months ago

      protect peopls land and their environments. Health is very important. Over money anytime.


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