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Gas pipeline company blasted for its role in purchasing Idaho grazing leases

To say that El Paso Western Pipeline Group President Jim Cleary was met with an unfriendly welcome at the Idaho Capitol Wednesday might be an understatement. Cleary, whose entity is building the Ruby gas pipeline that will run underground from … Continue reading

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Otter, Idahoans in Congress don’t want sage grouse on endangered list

Idaho’s congressional delegation and Gov. Butch Otter sent a letter Monday to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, saying they will work to make sure that the sage grouse isn’t added to the endangered list.  The letter to Salazar … Continue reading

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Fish and game director links elk and wolf populations

Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) director Cal Groen said the declining elk populations in parts of the state could lead to a bigger wolf harvest this coming fall. The leader of a conservation group opposing the wolf hunt … Continue reading

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New grazing rules pass resource panels

The Idaho Department of Lands has been working for more than two years on new rules for how cattle farmers, conservation groups, and other groups can bid on leases for state lands amid court battles on the issue. The lands … Continue reading

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