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North Dakota considering protective proposal

By Bob Downing Published: January 22, 2014

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.

 

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