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Idaho Lands auctions oil and natural gas leases, attracts peaceful protesters

Protesters joined natural gas exploration company executives at an auction Thursday of oil and gas leases at the Idaho Department of Lands office in Boise. Two companies – Trendwell West, a Michigan firm with a well already drilled in Canyon

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Idaho scientists lay out their data on how our climate has changed

Idaho scientists, engineers and managers rarely get dragged anymore into the debate about climate change. They avoid it when they can. They are too busy analyzing its impacts on our land and water. They all take for granted that the

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Simpson, Labrador support bill that helps out-of-state coal plants

Idaho Republican Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador today supported legislation to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations that could affect Idaho Power’s coal plants in Wyoming and Nevada. The Electricity Security and Affordability Act,

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Idaho Power prepares to take its case for coal to the public

Idaho Power will make its case in November for investing $130 million in environmental upgrades for the Jim Bridger coal-fired power plant near Rock Springs, Wyo. The utility that serves nearly 500,000 customers in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon has

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