Fracking With Idaho: Activists Push Back Against State, Gas Explorers


WIRT's Stop the Frack Attack protests are scheduled for outside of offices of the Idaho Department of Lands across the Gem State (Boise Weekly/Adam Rosenlund image).

WIRT’s Stop the Frack Attack protests are scheduled for outside of offices of the Idaho Department of Lands across the Gem State (Boise Weekly/Adam Rosenlund image).

In response to what it says is the certain prospect of “fracking” – the controversial process of shooting high-pressured liquids and solids into the earth’s core to enhance gas flows – in Idaho, the environmental activist group Wild Idaho Rising Tide is launching what it calls a “frack attack” of its own.

WIRT members will take their concerns to Boise’s North Sixth Street on Friday, June 7, when they’ll protest outside the offices of the Idaho Department of Lands – one in a series of statewide demonstrations outside IDL offices slated for June 3 to 9.

“It’s a way to show our state government that plenty of citizens aren’t pleased with how state lands could potentially be used, and also how our state water would be impacted by this drilling,” WIRT spokeswoman Helen Yost told Boise Weekly.

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(By Skylar Barsanti, Boise Weekly)