Fracking Stays Legal in Idaho

"Though the only natural gas drilling company active in Idaho today has no plans to employ a method blamed around the country for polluting drinking water, industry officials say other companies could one day.

That was enough to keep Gov. Butch Otter and the other state elected officials who make up the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from banning the practice Tuesday.

Bridge Resources, the Canadian-based exploratory company that has discovered natural gas in Payette County, said it only will use a “mini-fracking” procedure to stimulate flows of some of its wells."

Rocky Barker reports for the Idaho Statesman April 20, 2011.

Friday, April 22, 2011