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 what motivates people, what issues are important to them, and what worries them.  The one … Continued

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 HB239, passed both chambers and were signed into law by Governor Little. Below are IORC’s … Continued

Statement on HB 239: Phosphogypsum

Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) has strong and urgent concerns regarding Governor Little’s decision to sign House Bill 239 into law.

Idaho Legislature Deregulates Phosphate Waste Amid Florida Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2021Contact: Shannon Ansley, 208-220-2851; Doug Paddock, 208-991-4451 Late Wednesday, House Bill 239 passed the Idaho Legislature. If signed into law, House Bill 239 would repeal the authority of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to … Continued

March Recap: Put Water First

The fight to protect drinking water in the Lower Portneuf Valley Aquifer beneath Pocatello, Idaho predates both the Portneuf Resource Council and Idaho Organization of Resource Councils. Over 30 years ago, concerned citizens began raising awareness about water quality, water … Continued

February Recap: Grassroots Action Team

The 2021 Idaho Legislative Session is one of the most important sessions in recent history. Many at the statehouse refuse to recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing threat to the health of Idaho’s people while taking … Continued

January in Review

Our world, country, state, and communities continue to grapple with a flurry of historical events all while tending to upended daily life. The members and staff of Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) are no exception. Yet despite turmoil and … Continued

Update: Pesticide Rulemaking in Idaho

October 7th Update Visión 2C Resource Council, Intermountain Fair Housing Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, and Immigrant Justice Idaho submitted the following comment to Idaho State Department of Agriculture. August 11th Update The deadline for public comment has … Continued