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(EnviroNews Idaho) — Boise, Idaho — Private property rights for Idaho landowners have been ceded by the Republican party running the legislature. An example of this recently unfolded during 2015’s ongoing legislative session in Boise, Idaho, as lawmakers consider new rules for the oil and gas industry. One…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — To virtually no one’s surprise, on January 5, 2015, the Payette County Commission voted unanimously to shoot down three congruent appeals heard last month, and to uphold a previous decision by the Payette County Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) to allow a…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — A heated and starkly divided public appeal hearing over a railway transportation facility, a.k.a. “bomb train station,” went down in Payette County Idaho on December 4, 2014. The highlights, EnviroNews Idaho’s in-depth report, and excerpts from the transcript are as follows: Joli…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — Southwest Idaho’s natural gas trade has just seventeen wells, of which only one is officially in production. As more infrastructure is needed to support the nascent industry some area businesses may be thrown under the bus to accommodate increased gas production. The…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Payette, Idaho — Alta Mesa Idaho vice president and general counsel John Peiserich will not face battery charges stemming from a November 17 scuffle with EnviroNews editor-in-chief Emerson Urry. Urry has recused himself from his editing duties on this article. Prosecutor Bert Osborn released his…

(EnviroNews Idaho) — Boise, Idaho — Plans to build a nuclear power plant in southwest Idaho may be bust as a federal investigation spanning several years culminated with a grand jury handing down 14 criminal indictments against former executives of Idaho-based Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI). Donald Gillispie…