26 Dec 2015

Report States Fed Is Abusing Its Tool of Suspending Oil and Gas Leases

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Report States Fed Is Abusing Its Tool of Suspending Oil and Gas Leases

From the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) ESA Watch Newsletter:   Suspended animation. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. A new report says the federal government is abusing its tool of suspending oil and gas leases, which can keep lands from being appropriately managed. The report, “Land Hoarders: How Stockpiling Leases is Costing Taxpayers,” says 3.25 million acres […]

25 Nov 2015

Land Board Reaffirms Commitment to State’s Sage Grouse Conservation Plan

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Land Board Reaffirms Commitment to State’s Sage Grouse Conservation Plan

The information below was provided by Betsy Z. Russell from Eye on Boise. See the original here. Idaho’s state Land Board voted unanimously today to reaffirm its commitment to the state’s conservation strategy for sage grouse, despite differences between the state plan and newly issued federal land-use restrictions that accompanied the September decision not to list […]

27 Oct 2015

The Oil and Gas Industry Reduces Methane Emissions without Costly Regulation

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The Oil and Gas Industry Reduces Methane Emissions without Costly Regulation

The following information comes from Western Energy Alliance, an organization that represents the exploration & production (E&P) or “upstream” sector of the oil and gas industry in the 13 western states. They regularly provide news, commentary and insights about policies, regulations and events impacting the oil and natural gas industry. The articles below were released on their […]

4 Jun 2015

Idaho’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) Newsletter

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Idaho’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) Newsletter

Below is a copy of the OGCC’s monthly newsletter. To download the PDF, click here: Oil Gas Newsletter June 2015

3 Jun 2015

Interior’s Sage Grouse Plans Raise Concerns for Industry, Politicians in 10 Western State

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The following article was written by Thomas Perry for the Martin Laws Newsletter. Perry served as legal counsel  to Governor Otter, and was involved with the development of Idaho’s sage grouse plan. To view the Martin Laws Newsletter, click here. Interior’s Sage Grouse Plans Raise Concerns for Industry, Politicians in 10 Western States By Thomas Perry The Bureau […]

7 Mar 2015

Senate Committee OKs Plan to Exclude Federal Mineral Rights

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The following article was written by Keith Ridler of the Associated Press. It was published in Idaho Statesman on March 6th, 2015. See the original here. BOISE, IDAHO — An Idaho Senate committee has sent to the full Senate a bill giving state officials the option of excluding the federal government’s mineral rights from areas […]

24 Dec 2014

Feds plan to hold Idaho oil and gas lease sale

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The information below comes from fuelfix.com. To see the original post, click here. Federal officials plan to offer oil and gas leases in southwest Idaho BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials in Idaho in a battle with a Texas oil company over what is believed to be a profitable natural gas field in Payette County plan […]

8 Dec 2014

News Release: Independent Oil and Gas Producers Applaud House-Passed Provision to Streamline BLM Energy Permits

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The following news release comes from IPAA.org. It can be seen in it’s original form here. The featured image is from: theenergycollective.com. News Media Contact Neal Kirby / 202.857.4722 / 800.433.2851 For Immediate Release December 4, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, with bipartisan support, a provision in the National Defense […]

16 Oct 2014

News: Idaho gives oil company second shot to exclude BLM

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News: Idaho gives oil company second shot to exclude BLM

The info below was originally posted here by Chron.com. It was written by Keith Ridler, Associated Press and published on Oct. 13th, 2014. The original post may be seen here. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Texas company is getting another chance to persuade Idaho officials to exclude federal lands and potential royalties from what is […]

5 Sep 2014

Idaho rejects oil company request to exclude feds

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By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press | September 4, 2014 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have rejected a Texas company’s request to exclude federal lands and potential royalties from what is believed to be a profitable natural gas field in the southwest part of the state. The five-member Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission struggled […]

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