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Idaho Power submits growth plan to commission (access required)

Increase output, reduce consumption is a simplified version of Idaho Power’s proposed 20-year plan recently filed with the state utilities commission. The power utility plans to add about 3,000 megawatts of capacity in part to meet anticipated load growth. Idaho ...

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Knife River plans asphalt plant near Grangeville (access required)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality received a request from Knife River Corp headquartered in North Dakota with a location in Boise for an air quality permit to construct a portable hot-mix asphalt plant planned about seven miles west of ...

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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Simplot plant near Pocatello (access required)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has modified the Record of Decision for the Simplot Plant Operable Unit of the Eastern Michaud Flats Superfund site northwest of Pocatello. The Record of Decision guides cleanup of property or facilities that have been ...

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Idaho timber company diversifies, grows in tough industry  (access required)

Timber industry veteran Dan Balbach spent five years – and more money than he anticipated – creating a diversified business that he says uses every bit of wood fiber harvested. Each log’s forest-to-home (even home fireplace) progression through Treasure Valley ...

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Idaho Power among top U.S. firms on carbon management

When it comes to handling environmental policy changes and climate-related innovation, Boise-based Idaho Power Co. ranks ahead of business giants like Google, Starbucks and Target. That’s according to the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, released on Jan. 26, which rated 300 ...

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Elmore County P&Z to consider comp plan amendment, may open way for nuclear plant (access required)

A small Eagle-based energy developer is heralding a decision by the Elmore County Planning and Zoning Commission to pursue changes to the county’s comprehensive plan that could ease restrictions on industrial zoning. The decision was prompted by a proposal from ...

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Silver Falcon Mining mill equipment assembled (access required)

Progress on the Silver Falcon Mining Diamond Creek mill is on schedule, and company officials hope it is operating by the end of the month. The company further announces that its mill circuit and other equipment is being checked and ...

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United Van Lines: Idaho ‘inbound’ in 2009

Idaho and many Western states were “inbound” in 2009, United Van Lines reported recently. The moving company handled 1,496 household moves involving Idaho, of which 839 (56.1 percent) were inbound. The West continued to see strong growth, the company said. ...

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Simplot potato plants earn honors for energy efficiency (access required)

Two of the J.R. Simplot Company‘s potato processing plants have been named among the first three in the nation to earn the Energy Star for superior energy performance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Simplot’s processing plant in Aberdeen, Idaho, ...

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