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Otter appoints new members to Oil and Gas Commission

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building Jan. 9, 2017 in Boise, Idaho. Otter appointed Payette County Commissioner Marc Shigeta and Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz to the Idaho Oil and Gar Conservation Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Otto Kitsinger / Associated Press)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building Jan. 9, 2017 in Boise, Idaho. Otter appointed Payette County Commissioner Marc Shigeta and Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz to the Idaho Oil and Gar Conservation Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017. (Otto Kitsinger / Associated Press)
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BOISE– Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Payette County Commissioner Marc Shigeta and Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz to the Idaho Oil and Gar Conservation Committee.

Otter announced Thursday that he is accepting applications for three other openings on the recently restructured commission until June 1.

A newly enacted law ensured the commission included the Department of Lands director, three governor-appointed experts and a county commissioner. The commission will officially begin its work on July 1.

Shigeta was selected because he is from a region where oil and gas is being produced. Payette County is the only county that applies to the new law.

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