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BLM delays release of transmission line study

The Bureau of Land Management is delaying the release of its environmental study of a proposed Wyoming-to-Idaho electric power transmission line. The draft environmental impact statement for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project was scheduled to be released this summer, ...

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Feds plan second meeting on E. Idaho Areva project

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed to hold a public meeting in Boise on a proposal by French nuclear giant Areva Inc. to build a uranium enrichment plan in eastern Idaho. The federal agency initially rejected a request for a ...

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EPA cleared to clean up E. Idaho chemical containers

Federal environmental regulators have clearance to begin removing thousands of buckets and drums containing hazardous chemicals from a property in eastern Idaho. The Environmental Protection Agency began investigating the property last week. On July 19, the agency obtained a warrant ...

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Big pharma pays Idaho $106K to settle fraud claims (access required)

Idaho just got a $106,648 check, courtesy of a big drug company targeted in a nationwide Medicaid fraud allegations for its allegedly illegal efforts to boost the sale of a painkiller. Alpharma Inc., a unit of Bristol, Tenn.-based King Pharmaceuticals ...

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