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

Taking Action for Responsible Pesticide Use

Thank you to everyone who submitted comments to the Idaho Department of Agriculture regarding the rules governing pesticides. Your voice is a critical part of this process!

Dear Idaho Officials, Do Better

Dear Idaho Governor and State Officials, Idaho Organization of Resource Councils appreciates the work you have done to keep our communities safe in this uncertain time. However, there are many workers that keep our state running that haven’t been provided … Continued

A letter from IORC Board Chair, Christina Stucker-Gassi

Hello fellow IORC members! It’s been another exciting year of seizing opportunity for our organization to move towards realizing our shared vision. Since I haven’t gotten the chance to directly connect with many of you, I want to share some … Continued