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Proposed oil train regulations receive 145,000+ public comments

The Obama administration has received over 145,000 personal and public comments submitted by citizens groups addressing two proposed rules about the safety of oil trains and the efficacy of emergency response, according to a recent report from EarthJustice. The public commentary was very critical of the proposed Department of Transportation regulations. Interest groups such as EarthJustice, Sierra Club, Oil Change ...

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No ‘special places’ applications filed


By Nick Smith, The Bismarck Tribune No drilling permit applications have been submitted to the state since a policy intended to protect sensitive areas from energy development took effect May 1. But state officials say it’s a matter of time before operators begin submitting applications to drill on private land within the buffer zones created by the policy around 18 places ...

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