A sign at the Campo & Poole rail yard in Ontario explains tanker markers.
A sign at the Campo & Poole rail yard in Ontario explains tanker markers. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
A sign at the Campo & Poole rail yard in Ontario explains tanker markers. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Letters from the West

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Lower oil and gas severance taxes, secrecy prompts suspicion in W. Idaho

August 12, 2016 12:24 PM

UPDATED August 17, 2016 05:11 AM

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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."