Idaho Gov. Butch Otter talks with former Idaho Petroleum Council executive director Suzanne Budge at the site of Alta Mesa Idaho's gas dehydration plant near New Plymouth in 2014. The future of the council is up in the air and Budge resigned after Alta Mesa demanded her dismissal.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter talks with former Idaho Petroleum Council executive director Suzanne Budge at the site of Alta Mesa Idaho's gas dehydration plant near New Plymouth in 2014. The future of the council is up in the air and Budge resigned after Alta Mesa demanded her dismissal. Rocky Barker
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter talks with former Idaho Petroleum Council executive director Suzanne Budge at the site of Alta Mesa Idaho's gas dehydration plant near New Plymouth in 2014. The future of the council is up in the air and Budge resigned after Alta Mesa demanded her dismissal. Rocky Barker
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."

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