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Four bills making changes to oil, gas leasing in Idaho clear House panel

Four bills that the Idaho Department of Lands says will bring Idaho’s rules for oil and gas leasing up to national standards cleared the House Resources Committee today, the AP reports. The measures, HB 47, 48, 49 and 50 now head to the full House for a vote. One of them makes oil and gas production records available to the public after six months; currently, they’re not made public at all. “What is unique about oil and gas is that this is a common practice to facilitate competition,” state Lands Department Director Tom Schultz told the committee. No one spoke against any of the four bills. You can read a full report here on today’s hearing, from AP reporter Keith Ridler.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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