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North Dakota PSC had hundreds of consumer contacts in 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Public Service Commission says it received hundreds of consumer contacts in the last year that included complaints against regulated entities.

The PSC says it received a total of 905 consumer contacts in 2015. But the PSC says more than a third of them called for increased crude oil conditioning, which didn’t fall under the agency’s jurisdiction.

The three-member panel regulates coal mining, land reclamation, pipelines, electric and gas utilities, grain elevators, telecommunications and auctioneers. A big part of its recent workload has involved determining locations for oil and natural gas pipelines, natural gas processing factories, and wind energy projects.

In related news, North Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules.

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