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Idaho House approves oil and gas regulation bill

Idaho House approves oil and gas regulation bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House on Monday approved legislation aimed at speeding up natural gas and oil production by changing the industry’s deadlines and decision-making process. Senate Bill 1339 would make the Idaho Department of Lands responsible for initial oil and gas decisions, while allowing the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to oversee and reverse such decisions. It ...

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14 leaking oil cars removed from BNSF train

A train hauling crude oil across Idaho and Washington last month had to have 14 leaking tank cars removed at three different stops before it reached its destination at an Anacortes refinery. BNSF Railway officials said that less than 25 gallons of oil was spilled from the cars over the three-day period, but the incident remains under investigation by Washington ...

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Man convicted in ND oil patch murder sentenced

WAHPETON, N.D. — An Idaho man convicted of killing a man outside of a strip club in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. KXMB-TV reports the sentence against Jonathan Horvath came Tuesday. In July, he was found guilty of murder, two counts of terrorizing and one ...

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Feds plan to hold Idaho oil and gas lease sale

BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials in Idaho in a battle with a Texas oil company over what is believed to be a profitable natural gas field in Payette County plan to offer five parcels for competitive leasing by April. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Monday opened a 30-day public comment period about the proposed lease sale that will ...

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Editorial: Don’t Skimp on Gas Oversight in Idaho

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Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) Editorial Idaho should learn from the mistakes of others and avoid at all costs shortchanging the regulatory end of the state’s burgeoning natural gas play. Low-cost natural gas is all the rage amid consistently high cost of other fuels. It’s been the darling of those calling for freedom from Middle Eastern oil and spiking heating oil ...

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Changes to Idaho’s Oil and Gas Industry Proposed

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Brian Smith | The Times-News BOISE — After months of negotiations, industry representatives, environmentalists and regulators will soon present a set of changes to the rules governing Idaho’s budding oil and gas industry. On Tuesday, the Idaho Oil and Gas Commission will mull the proposed rules before they go out for a 21-day public comment period in early September and ...

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Nicholas K. Geranios | Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, ...

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