Tom and Marcia Roland can see one of AM Idaho's operational facilities from the backyard of their generational farm on Little Hollow Road east of Payette. Their concerns and those of other mineral right owners and surface land owners prompted Republican Rep. Judy Boyle of Midvale to introduce sweeping legislation Wednesday.
Tom and Marcia Roland can see one of AM Idaho's operational facilities from the backyard of their generational farm on Little Hollow Road east of Payette. Their concerns and those of other mineral right owners and surface land owners prompted Republican Rep. Judy Boyle of Midvale to introduce sweeping legislation Wednesday. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Tom and Marcia Roland can see one of AM Idaho's operational facilities from the backyard of their generational farm on Little Hollow Road east of Payette. Their concerns and those of other mineral right owners and surface land owners prompted Republican Rep. Judy Boyle of Midvale to introduce sweeping legislation Wednesday. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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Idaho bill would give state sweeping power to protect oil and gas property owners

March 01, 2017 11:45 AM

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