Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter signed House Bill 464, which prevents cities and counties in the state from banning oil and gas drilling operations.  The bill would still allow local governments to pass “reasonable local ordinances” that regulate zoning and planning issues related to oil and gas operations, while all other activities would be regulated at the state level.  Critics of the bill say it will increase fracking activity in the state, while supporters of the bill say it will make the state’s oil and gas regulations more uniform.