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North Dakota joins 2 states to urge delay in drilling rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — North Dakota joined two other states and two oil and gas industry groups in asking a judge to postpone new rules for drilling on federal land while their lawsuit contesting the regulations moves ahead. Wyoming and Colorado already have sought the delay. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management rule announced in March would cut into North Dakota’s ...

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Another state joins BLM lawsuit

A multi-state lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently gained a new appendage: Utah. According to Oil and Gas 360, Governor Gary Herbert announced his state’s move to join Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming in a suit challenging new Bureau’s new regulations on fracking federal lands, which he posited oversteps federal authority and undermines states’ power. “I believe ...

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Oil regulator: Feds public lands rule provides ‘certainty’

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the recently issued federal rule on hydraulic fracturing is bringing “some certainty” to the oil industry. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says the “long-awaited rule” provides certainty during an unstable time for the industry but also raises “concerns of necessity and duplicity.” The Obama administration is requiring companies that ...

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