AM Idaho's Willow Creek gathering and initial processing facility eight miles north of New Plymouth. Residents want the state to increase the setback from homes and work places from the current 300 foot minimum.
AM Idaho's Willow Creek gathering and initial processing facility eight miles north of New Plymouth. Residents want the state to increase the setback from homes and work places from the current 300 foot minimum. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
AM Idaho's Willow Creek gathering and initial processing facility eight miles north of New Plymouth. Residents want the state to increase the setback from homes and work places from the current 300 foot minimum. Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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July 07, 2016 11:44 AM

Department of Lands sticks with 300 foot setback for oil and gas plants

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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."