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Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

Monica, we just concluded our fourth (and final) negotiated rule-making public meetings on the draft rules governing oil and gas production here in Idaho. The draft (and other information) can be found here:…

There are still opportunities to be heard. The Idaho Dept. of Lands-- IDL-- will be accepting comments on the draft until August 1st. There are a group of people putting together extensive comments, which we will be making available to any member of the public.

I would highly encourage you to attend the Grassroots Southwest Idaho meeting on August 4th. A Boise meeting is being planned as we speak.

Want more information, or want to volunteer? Email me at

Posted by Gadfly on 07/24/2014 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

Monica, There will be meeting for the Gem County folks on August 4th at the Calvary Church, 498 West Idaho Blvd, Emmett, at 6:30. All you asked about will be covered. Water is a huge concern. We had about 200 folks at the last months meeting and the building holds 165. Doors open at 6:00. Sponsored by Grassroots Southwest Idaho. More info on Facebook. It is not just about Gem County, but all of Southwest Idaho. Very little can be done to stop this, only place permit restrictions by the County Commissioners before drilling starts. All the hearings just ended at the capital but we can provide contact info followup hearing dates. And yes, if you live in Eagle, this will effect you too.

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Posted by Wayne Montano on 07/23/2014 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

No one talks about forced pooling. Alta Mesa will petition the Gas Commission to force landowners to give up their minerals. Property rights are out the window. Otter and the Idaho State legislators sold the citizens out on this issue. Do you know what it feels like to hear a citizen of your county stand and say I don't own my mineral rights. I own my surface rights and I don't want you to drill my land? Well, they told my friend go get a lawyer and sue us, but we will win because the gas is needed for the public good. Many people here in Gem County have no clue that Alta Mesa will be drilling as soon as an ordinance is in place. So much for education. If you want to lease with Alta Mesa and you own your mineral rights great for you, but if you don't well too bad the state and Alta Mesa will take it. They are laughing at the small counties were the only thing they get to decide is the color of the well head, the fencing the lighting and the setbacks. Everything else in the bill HR464 has been decided for counties and we have been told if we make it too hard for Alta Mesa the State will come in and take over. What country do we live in?

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Posted by Jan Montano on 07/23/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

Anything that Otter does or is doing should be stopped! He is not for the people, just a puppet for GOP.

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Posted by Karen Sufficool on 07/23/2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

Rich Government Dependent Liberals? You're joking right? Maybe you should look up how much of our taxes are given to these oil and gas companies in the form of subsidies. Thats money that these rich companies get for free. Like welfare. But that's okay, right? Lets give away our money to rich people and let poor people die.

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Posted by MikeMike on 07/23/2014 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

Oh no! Oh no! Sounds like another whiny ass rich government dependent liberal................

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Posted by bye bye california on 07/23/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

What are the fracking laws in Idaho? I understood that the drilling for gas laws have not been set in Idaho. Please educate us on "mini fracking" vs. "fracking".
We need more information on environmental issues. Is Idaho fosil fuel dirty? How will we maintain "clean" Idaho air? JS Eagle, ID.

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Posted by Monica Stella on 07/23/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Drilling Into Idaho's (Other) Common Core

Awesome! Good job Idaho! Piss on Michael Brune and the whiny ass sierra club!

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Posted by bye bye california on 07/23/2014 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Hold It... How Much Do I Owe You?

I applaud KeyBank and Les Bois for stepping up, but they are part of the problem as well. They profit from people going negative in their bank accounts. A person has to make the choice of paying the Bank a 35 dollar fee and the company who gets the returned check another fee or pay the interest on a payday loan that is cheaper than overdraft fee's they may incur at the bank alone. The banks will always protect their income though.

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Posted by James C on 07/23/2014 at 12:59 PM

Re: “ACLU Battles Prison Assaults

Re: Scott Molen case. He won his appeal this year. This is a travesty of justice. Watch your children. I have never met the family in the case he was convicted for in Idaho, but I have met Connie. I do KNOW Scott had other victims who "alleged" to have been molested by him many, many years before Scott met Connie. Truth is truth regardless of how much evidence was put forward. The only failure in Scott Molen's case was in allowing Scott Molen's case to be appealed. The failure was on the prosecution, not the justice system itself. If that was the prosecution's fault, so be it, but justice worked properly when they convicted Molen because justice is about truth, and the truth was told! Scott Molen did commit that crime! There was no way for this Idaho victim to have known that Scott had been accused by at least two other victims many years previous. So is it just a coincidence? I think not! Connie's own family was estranged from her before she died. Connie created a serious rift in that family, supporting this abuser instead of standing by her four daughters. Are Idahoans truly happy that their justice system let an "alleged" pedophile go free in favor of protecting a child? Sickening.

Posted by Child First on 07/20/2014 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Idaho's Fireworks Paradox

Safe and sane, in a state governed by the insane. Oh the sweet, sweet irony of it all just gives me palpitations.

Posted by donaldaq63 on 07/20/2014 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Idaho's Fireworks Paradox

I have to agree with people here that think they should be legal. It's all about responsibility and using them in a manner that is proper and safe. Someone holding onto an M-80 deserves to live the rest of their lives with one good hand. Maybe they'll learn something.

Posted by donaldaq63 on 07/20/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Private Clubs Challenge YMCA Property Tax Exemption

Wardle is just a greedy bag of shrimpdicks, which are larger than his amusingly. In case he needs a clue the YMCA is for FAMILIES which, last time I checked, includes ADULTS. Adults need areas to work out as well, areas that include things like yoga or crossfit. Sure they could just have boring free weights or treadmills but they have to consider new popular work out trends and offer them to give adults, and kids, opportunities to enjoy different work outs. And don't think that children won't benefit from yoga.

Posted by donaldaq63 on 07/20/2014 at 11:28 AM

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