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Idahoans taking oil, gas protections into their own hands

Julie and Duke Fugate turned down repeated attempts by an oil company to lease the mineral rights to their 1-acre property here, where they moved from Oregon to retire. Then last September, Julie Fugate got a packet from the Idaho Department of Lands. It said Alta Mesa Idaho — the only company producing oil and gas in the state — wanted to force...

Texas oil company asks Idaho officials to begin integration process over oil, gas drilling

A state commission took a step Wednesday toward beginning the integration process that would allow a Texas oil company to move forward with plans to drill for natural gas or oil in western Idaho, while clarifying rights of the surrounding mineral rights owners who aren't part of the initial drilling lease. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...