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Eye On Boise archive for April 19, 2011


'Fracking' rule adopted unanimously 

With no discussion or debate, the state Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, which consists of the governor, the attorney general, the secretary of state, the state superintendent of public instruction and the state controller, has voted unanimously to adopt as-is a proposed temporary rule on…

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'Even Twinkies could be carcinogenic'? 

State Lands Department staffer Eric Wilson said it would be a broad restriction to ban the use of carcinogenic compounds from being injected into groundwater in "fracking" fluids. "I think even Twinkies could be carcinogenic if you eat enough of them," Wilson said. He said…

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ICL proposes amendments to 'fracking' rule

Justin Hayes of the Idaho Conservation League has proposed several amendments to the temporary rule on "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, that's pending before the state Oil & Gas Conservation Commission. They include banning the injection of carcinogenic or toxic compounds into groundwater; banning horizontal well…

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The Idaho Land Board, meeting as the state Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, meets Tuesday to consider issues including spacing of gas wells and "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing. (Betsy Russell)

Gas wells, fracking issues draw crowd

There's a full house this morning as the Idaho Land Board meets as the state Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, to hear items including a recommendation from a hearing officer with regard to a spacing order requested by Bridge Energy, and a temporary rule regarding…

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