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Letters from the West

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Energy and environmental news from across the West

Former Idaho Sen. Craig asks regulators for stopgap rules on oil and gas metering

July 21, 2016 03:28 PM

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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."