Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, joins a conversation with Gov. Butch Otter between sessions at a legislative preview for reporters at the Capitol Friday. Both said they want to see Idaho oil and gas regulations ensure fairness, transparency and competition.
Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, joins a conversation with Gov. Butch Otter between sessions at a legislative preview for reporters at the Capitol Friday. Both said they want to see Idaho oil and gas regulations ensure fairness, transparency and competition. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, joins a conversation with Gov. Butch Otter between sessions at a legislative preview for reporters at the Capitol Friday. Both said they want to see Idaho oil and gas regulations ensure fairness, transparency and competition. Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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Otter, Bedke seek to let competing oil and gas companies explore in Idaho

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