Will there or won't there be smoke-filled skies above the Rathdrum Prairie this summer? The answer had been obscured by state and federal officials recently, but now the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has cleared the air. Today the court clarified its earlier decision to more clearly state that field burning is now illegal in Idaho under federal law. Good news for clean air advocates, bad news for the farmers who traditionally burn crop residue at season's end.
Read more at Betsy Russell's EYE ON BOISE blog.