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Is the North Dakota government controlled by oil and gas?


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Pulitzer Prize winning web publication, InsideClimate News, posted an expose by Nicholas Kusnetz examining the correlations between the oil industry and North Dakota’s government. The report thoroughly examines the effect the oil boom has had not only on the state’s infrastructure but its government officials and colleges. Put another way, the state’s modern history ...

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Energy play to last generations

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Nick Smith, Bismarck Tribune The state’s top oil and gas industry regulator told Williston Basin Petroleum Conference attendees Thursday the possibilities in the region are nearly limitless if the energy play is managed properly. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms called the boom in western North Dakota a generations-long energy play. “We need to think long term but act ...

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