Love Pugs! Thanks Payette Brewing Company!
Mr. Kirby has worked diligently for the New Plymouth school district for many years. That hard work has helped make New Plymouth one of the best districts in the state. We need to change our representatives in District 9. I feel Ryan Kirby would do a great job doing what is in the best interest of his constituents, not just himself.
Thank you Boise Weekly for posting information on this event. We are very concerned about the path our elected officials are leading the future of our great state down. Down is the operative word here.
This industry has made many promises to the citizen's of Idaho. Mostly "jobs, jobs, jobs" and "we are going to make someone the next Jed Clampet." These companies have crews that travel with the rigs. Very few local people will be hired. I don't want to be Jed Clampet.
I want to continue to enjoy drinking my tap water without fear of it making me or my grandchildren sick. I want to participate in outdoor activites without having to worry about the air I'm breathing causing a bloody nose. I don't want to have to pay for the repairs of infrastructure destroyed by thousands of truck trips to and from well pads with my tax dollars.
So many issues have not been addressed. The oil & gas industry has been given free rein "reign?" over the citizen's rights of Idaho by the people that we trust to protect our quality of life, property value and the future of ourselves and generations to come. We believe they are choosing to ignore the cries of people around the globe about what a destructive industry this really is. It saddens me to think of the potential devestation that faces the counties we know are going to be fracked as well as the ones that industry has it's sights "sites" on.
Thank you again BW.
Payette County resident
Beanpicker, if you think that Pearce's property is away from the drilling area, you are uninformed. All of Central and Southern Idaho is in the drilling area. The natural gas industry has acknowledged in Senate Hearings, that they are buying leases in Gem, Payette, Washington, Canyon, Owyhee, Big Bear, and Malheur Counties. They are doing exploration in the Magic Valley as well as the rest of Southeastern Idaho.
Don't worry Lee, I am now a resident of Washington Co. I would feel more comfortable about that nasty dehydration / compression / gathering station they want to build next to my home if the Planning & Zoning and County Commissioners of Washington County were looking out for me!
I am glad Payette (City) has done something to stop this steamroller for awhile. I just have to wonder why the Payette County Planning and Zoning didn't do the same thing? Mr. Osborn is the attorney that represents both bodies and Mary Cordova is on the Payette County Planning and Zoning Board as well as Payette City Municipal Coordinator and City Clerk. Could it be the prospect of something going on in their city was weighing on them? They both live in Payette. They should have issued a moratorium for Payette County before P&Z approved the Dehydration & Compression Plant, so some rules could be put in place!
Swanball, you do not have all the information. This is more than just a compression station. It is a glycol dehydrator also. They are going to produce 50,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas a day at this facility. There will be 30,000 gals of condensate water to be hauled off to an as of yet unnamed treatment facility, and 4000 barrels of oil a day. This info is provided by Bridge. The proposed site is Prime Ag ground, it also is located by the Farmers Canal that provides water to much of Payette Co. VOC's will be emited by the condensate tanks and 34 foot stack. The State of Idaho get's 14% in royalities. Of that 14%, the counties (all 44 of them) split 2 percent. The natural gas industry is going to damage Payette County. You may think you are safe in you Boise, Meridian, or Nampa home, but it is coming your way! While we certainly don't want them next to homes, schools, waterways or on prime farm ground, we know they are here and not going away. We just want safeguards in place to protect our health, water and quality of life. Payette County P&Z would do well to examine Washington County's rules that they have written and are implementing to protect their residents.
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