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Democrats fail to separate oil promotion from regulation

Over the last several years one of the favorite talking points of North Dakota Democrats is the idea that the state’s oil regulators are a bit too cozy with the oil industry. Specifically the Democrats gripe about the opening words of Chapter 38-08 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the regulation of oil and gas resources. It states: ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Helms’ job description should be clear The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Feb. 12, 2015 There’s an effort in the Legislature to take away part of the duties of Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources. To a degree it appears to be a battle over semantics. Sen. Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks, is the primary sponsor of SB2366 that seeks ...

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ND bill cuts time for wasting natural gas from oil well

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Senate is considering legislation that would drastically cut the time oil companies can burn off and waste natural gas from an oil well. Democratic Sen. Connie Triplett is sponsoring the bill that would require companies to begin paying royalties and taxes on natural gas within 14 days after an oil well begins production. Companies are ...

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GF senator grills KLJ on oil impact study: Triplett: ‘This is not your private game’


By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK — A Bismarck-based engineering firm hired to study the future impacts of North Dakota’s oil and gas industry came under fire Tuesday from a Grand Forks Democrat who blasted the company for not sharing information with lawmakers. “This is not your private game,” Sen. Connie Triplett told representatives of KLJ after their presentation to the Legislature’s interim Energy ...

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