Agreement reached on legislation for natural gas drilling


Gov. Butch Otter's executive order asking for an accounting of federal funds by state agencies is due to the Division of Financial Management by Sept. 2.

The Idaho Association of Counties and the Idaho Petroleum Council say they have come to an agreement on legislation they plan to present in February. Both groups say the legislation would give some control to counties involving natural gas exploration and processing.

However, one conservation group thinks the legislation would take away too much local control, and instead give it to the Legislature.

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