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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules

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Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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Forum editorial: Suddenly regulation is in fashion


Isn’t it amazing how nearly everyone involved with railroad trains that move crude oil have become acolytes of regulation? And of all things, industry and its reliable allies in government want more regulation, not less. Until now, less and/or no regulation has been the religious-like mantra of the conservative right and big business. Exploding trains in a politician’s backyard apparently ...

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ND Democrats propose splitting regulation, promotion duties


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – North Dakota is “ill-served” by an oil regulator who is also charged with promoting development, and the Industrial Commission should eliminate that conflict of interest, the state’s Democratic legislative leadership said Tuesday. The state Senate and House minority leaders are calling on the North Dakota Industrial Commission to separate the oil regulation ...

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