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Texas company aims to recycle wastewater from oil drilling (access required)

A San Antonio-based company is rolling out an oilfield technology aimed at recycling contaminated wastewater generated during production. This process could remove toxic chemicals from the wastewater so it can be reused in the drilling process, eliminating the need for ...

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Yurts complex near Idaho City reopened to public

State and federal officials have overcome legal snarls to reopen the a popular complex of six yurts near Idaho City. Idaho Parks and Recreation announced Dec. 20 that it had reached a deal with the Boise National Forest to obtain ...

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Regulators redraw the playing field in alternative energy case (access required)

A new Idaho Public Utility Commission decision opens the door for potential new alternative energy development, though it leaves in some restrictions that could limit new wind and solar energy projects. The state’s regulatory body also gave electric utilities ownership ...

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Landowners sue to take back parts of Grays Lake Refuge (access required)

Seven individuals and corporations have sued the federal government in an attempt to take back thousands of acres that make up the core of Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, located 27 miles northeast of Soda Springs on the ...

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Rupert getting new milk product plant

Calva Products, a California company that makes infant animal milk formulas and other products, will open a new $9 million processing plant in Rupert. The new plant is slated to open next spring next to a cheese plant that will ...

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Timber salvage planned following Idaho wildfire

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management are preparing an environmental assessment as part of a plan to salvage timber burned last summer in a wildfire in west-central Idaho. BLM officials want to log about 10 million board feet on ...

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Old-school fight hits new gold mine (access required)

A planned mining operation near Yellow Pine is igniting a familiar controversy as mining proponents and environmentalists square off to determine the future of the site. Midas Gold, the Canadian company that has begun an intensive exploration of the old ...

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Feds outline Silver Valley cleanup in N. Idaho

The federal government has released its implementation plan for the first 10 years of a massive cleanup of a century’s worth of mining pollution in Idaho’s Silver Valley. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the week of Nov. 5 released for ...

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Conservation group drops suit over river dredging

An Idaho conservation group has dropped its lawsuit challenging state approval of a plan to dredge a stretch of the Salmon River for gold. The Idaho Conservation League Oct. 31 filed paperwork in 4th District Court voluntarily dismissing its petition ...

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