From the Associated Press:
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is slated to review a proposal today that’s designed to lessen the impacts of oil drilling in the state.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem last month submitted the proposed list of 18 places for special protection. The so-called special places list includes private and public land, including the Little Missouri River National Grasslands and Lake Sakakawea.
Stenehjem, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring make up the commission.
Stenehjem’s proposal has been criticized by some Republican lawmakers and oil and farm groups.
Stenehjem says the Industrial Commission already has restrictions in place to minimize impacts from oil drilling but decisions need a formal requirement for public comment.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.