News from Climate & Energy

Idaho Legislature: More of the Same Old Story

The second session of the 66th Idaho Legislature wrapped up on March 31.  The theme of this session was more of the same old story…

IORC is Setting its Sights on Climate & Energy

Community organizers talk to a lot of people.  That is the nature of direct one-on-one organizing.  We have the privilege to hear a lot of…

April Recap: Bad Bills

The 2021 Idaho Legislative Session has kept Idaho Organization of Resource Councils members busy fighting a flurry of harmful bills. Two such bills, SB1110 and…

Oil & Gas Publications

RECLAMATION BONDING REQUIREMENTS FOR OIL AND GAS WELLS

The Oil and Gas Reclamation Bonding Amounts matrix lists the bonding requirements for 11 states and the federal government. Reclamation bonds are intended to ensure…

THE FLARING BOOM

Surging oil production in shale hot spots, like the Bakken in North Dakota and Eagle Ford in Texas, has increased waste of natural gas through…

NO TIME TO WASTE

No Time to Waste examines standards and disposal practices around radioactive oil and gas waste in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. It…

Oil & Gas Actions

Stand up for Solar

This fall, Idaho Power Company started a study, directed by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, that will significantly impact the future development of distributed solar…