Messenger Index Online Poll:
How do you feel about oil and gas exploration in Gem County? -
Idaho Statute 47-317 Oil and Gas wells:
This is the section of the new state law that allows the counties to protect their People. Will our Gem County officials protect us?
(10)......recognizing the responsibility of local governments to protect the public health, safety and welfare, it is herein provided that: ......
(b)......extraction may be subject to reasonable local ordinance provisions, not repugnant to law, which protect public health, public safety, public order or which prevent harm to public infrastructure or degradation of the value, use and enjoyment of private property......
Lax Rules for the Natural Gas Industry - The natural gas industry has exemptions or exclusions from key parts of at least 7 of the 15 major federal environmental laws designed to protect air and water from radioactive and hazardous chemicals. Below are the seven laws listed in the order they were passed...
List of the Harmed - The following is an ever-growing list of the individuals and families that have been harmed by fracking (or fracked gas and oil production) in the US - Note that there are over 16,000 and growing!
Idaho Statesman : Forced leasing violates basic land owner rights -
Local facebook pages for discussion on the Gem County gas & oil ordinance process:
Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability
Protect Gem County Idaho
Payette River Resource Council