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Wed., May 2, 2007, 8:17 a.m.

Field-burning issue a ‘fluid situation’

A clean air group has asked the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to clarify whether it meant to block field-burning in Idaho. Safe Air For Everyone filed the motion Monday – the deadline for such motions – shortly before Idaho Gov. Butch Otter issued a press release calling for all sides in the case to suspend all litigation and come to the negotiating table. "I guess we'll wait and see how that plays out in court," said Jon Hanian, press secretary for Otter. "We're not going to speculate on what might happen, because this is a fluid situation, obviously.” But Hanian said Otter's offer to broker negotiations still stands. "We're not going to let … an action that may be pending derail our effort to get all sides and parties in this thing to sit down and talk," Hanian said. "That's what he's trying to do." Read my full story here in today’s Spokesman-Review.

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