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Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3 million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota’s current oil rush. The berms were built at Blacktail Creek to prevent potentially contaminated water from flowing out ...

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State regulators should bow to calls for audits

Rep. Kenton Onstad, a Democrat representing the Parshall area in North Dakota’s state House, has introduced a bill which would mandate an audit for the North Dakota Health Department as well as the Oil and Gas Division of the Industrial Commission. With the legislation Onstad is seeking to force an audit of the two state departments with the most oversight ...

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Environmental group has an authenticity problem

When it comes to stories about environmental issues in North Dakota, specifically the impacts of fossil fuel energy development, the state media routinely calls the activists at the Dakota Resource Council for comment. The group is typically described as a “landowner group” or a “conservation group.” They have full-time staff, and by all outward appearances are a competent proponent of ...

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