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Eye On Boise

Idaho residents seek answers as gas drillers fine-tune process

Five years after natural gas was discovered in Payette County, the industry is reaching commercial production levels, the Idaho Statesman reports, but few are happy with the way development has proceeded. Residents who will have drilling operations as new nearby neighbors are worried that the rules don’t protect people. A gas-drilling company is frustrated with the state process created to encourage and regulate the industry in Idaho. And lawmakers who represent the area are unhappy with the overall lack of transparency about what exactly will happen. Statesman reporter Rocky Barker has a full report here on Idaho’s newest energy industry.

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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