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Labrador hopes to ease geothermal project rules

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is working to ease rules for geothermal energy exploration with an amendment that passed the U.S. House the week of Feb. 13. Labrador says his proposal would establish a streamlined police for geothermal development, providing increased ...

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Monsanto takes on utilities in disclosure fight

Monsanto Co. is picking a fight with Idaho’s utilities, arguing they should be forced to disclose more information about costs of future power plants or transmission lines so customers will be better armed to oppose unnecessary rate hikes. The St. ...

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EPA proposes big cuts in Silver Valley cleanup

The massive cleanup of a century’s worth of mining pollution in Idaho’s Silver Valley would be cut nearly in half under a proposal Feb. 15 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA released a plan that calls for cutting the cost ...

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Mustang advocates say panel is hostile to cause

Wild horse protection advocates are accusing the federal Bureau of Land Management of stacking a public advisory board with friends of cattle ranchers at the expense of mustangs, and warning that the panel is increasingly sympathetic to the idea of ...

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Idaho, Wash. forests receive restoration money

Two national forests in Idaho and Washington state could receive more than $90 million over the next 10 years as part of a forest restoration plan intended to boost timber production and create jobs while making forests healthier and less ...

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