Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Policies in Idaho Report uri icon



  • PAG Report 33 | Published December 2013 | This report describes historic and current exploration events in Idaho, provides a brief technical background on the four phases of oil and gas development, and identifies and analyzes existing policies in Idaho. Development can provide economic, environmental, and national security benefits. Most policies are state laws and the regulations for implementing them and are designed primarily to protect water quality. Existing policies appear to address many of the concerns related to environmental effects of oil and gas development and will need adequate implementation, monitoring, and enforcement.

publication date

  • October 2013

Additional Document Info


  • 33