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Welcome. This website is a grassroots effort intended to help the People of
Gem County, Idaho become more aware of important issues currently facing us.

Knowledge is Power!
By staying informed and coming together as a community, while working through our
local officials, we will ensure the continued quality of life that we all love. 
*** Public Hearing for Gem County Oil & Gas Ordinance ***
to be held before the Board of Gem County Commissioners
Monday August 1, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Gem County Courthouse

Please come and share your concerns!
NEW Gem County Citizens Gas & Oil Draft Ordinance


This draft, based on the County's draft but incorporating protective language from time-tested and attorney-vetted ordinances in experienced oil & gas states, has been prepared by citizens for the Gem County Commissioners.

click here to view the new 2016 citizens draft

click here to view a quick comparison between the citizens submitted draft
and Gem County's draft

click here to sign the petition...

Citizens Allied for Integrity
and Accountability - C.A.I.A.


click here to view the video of this
 community gas forum...
(submitted by Gem County Concerned Citizens)
click here for more information...
Gem County Resolution to establish a
**Groundwater Advisory Committee**

unanimously passed by our county commissioners on October 06, 2014
click here for more information...
~ Gem County Water Baseline Testing Proposal ~
click here for more information...
**Gem County Community Gas Forum**
"Natural Gas Drilling and Your Property Rights"

click here for more information...

Are you concerned with...

*water and aquifer contamination?
*increased air and noise pollution?
*increased road use by large trucks?
*an industrial vs. agricultural atmosphere?
*decreased property values?

click here for more information...

Idaho Statute 47-317 Oil and Gas wells:
This is the section of the new state law that allows the counties to protect their People.
Will our Gem County officials protect us?

(10)......recognizing the responsibility of local governments to protect the public health, safety and welfare, it is herein provided that: ......
(b)......extraction may be subject to reasonable local ordinance provisions, not repugnant to law, which protect public health, public safety, public order or which prevent harm to public infrastructure or degradation of the value, use and enjoyment of private property......

Lax Rules for the Natural Gas Industry - The natural gas industry has exemptions or exclusions from key parts of at least 7 of the 15 major federal environmental laws designed to protect air and water from radioactive and hazardous chemicals. Below are the seven laws listed in the order they were passed...

List of the Harmed - The following is an ever-growing list of the individuals and families that have been harmed by fracking (or fracked gas and oil production) in the US - Note that there are over 16,000 and growing!

Idaho Statesman : Forced leasing violates basic land owner rights -

Local facebook pages for info and discussion on the gas & oil exploitation in Idaho:
Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability

Protect Gem County Idaho
Payette River Resource Council

Just for fun..."Promised Land" the movie trailer...
"Back To Eden" - a documentary about organic gardening...
scroll down to the bottom of their page to watch this amazing film...
It's Time To Wake Up...
~ The Greatest Truth Never Told ~

**click here to visit the Natural Gas Development links page**

Don't be too quick to follow the herd
into the Natural Gas & Oil
promised land...

There is much to learn
before jumping in!