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New group urges drillers to protect historic sites

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new group is trying to foster cooperative ways for the natural gas industry to protect historic underground sites that may be disturbed by drilling.  The Gas and Preservation Partnership is holding a conference in Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday. Participants include representatives from Shell, Southwestern Energy, legal experts, and archaeological consulting firms. The group estimates that ...

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Panel to talk about ‘special’ protection


January 21, 2014 12:00 am  •  By Nick Smith BISMARCK, N.D. _ Members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission expect a thorough discussion but no formal action today on a proposal that would designate state landmarks as worthy of special protection from development. The commission is holding a special meeting at 11 a.m. in the Pioneer Room of the state Capitol. Attorney General Wayne ...

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Wetland contamination can be predicted in oil boom states, study finds

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By Neela Banerjee WASHINGTON – Federal scientists have developed a system that could help prevent some contamination of wetlands and groundwater from oil development in the booming Williston Basin in Montana and North Dakota, according to a new study. Along with oil extracted from deep underground in the Williston Basin comes naturally occurring water called brine that is 10 times ...

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