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Stats show oil patch highway is most dangerous in state

BISMARCK, N.D. — The main north-south artery in North Dakota’s oil patch is the most dangerous stretch of road in the state, newly released statistics show. U.S. Highway 85 had the most fatal accidents, injury accidents and property damage accidents, according to a preliminary 2014 report from the state Department of Transportation. The highway had 11 fatal accidents, 188 injury ...

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Legislature should get a say in oil and gas rules

“Measure would void new North Dakota flaring, oil rules,” screams a headline from the Associated Press about Rep. Keith Kempenich’s bill to change the process by which oil regulations are passed by the Industrial Commission. That headline set up a scolding and typically intemperate editorial from the Fargo Forum which, as usual, seems to have only a superficial grasp of ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

NDSU, short for North Dakota’s team The Daily News, Wahpeton, Jan. 19, 2015 The North Dakota State University Bison football team has captured a four-peat title from the FCS, that of national champions. But more importantly, they captured the admiration and loyalty from an entire state of proud North Dakotans. So many conversations this week have started with, “Did you ...

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Tax revenue at risk if Bakken flaring, conditioning orders become void

If North Dakota lawmakers pass a bill that would void recent orders to curb natural gas flaring and oil condition prior to shipment, the state could lose over $112 million of tax revenue every two years. The Dickinson Press reports that under the proposed bill these policies will have to pass through the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee. The orders were ...

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Measure would void new North Dakota flaring, oil rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — New rules aimed at curbing the wasteful burning of natural gas in North Dakota and making crude oil safer for shipment would be void under a proposal by some Republican lawmakers. Scrubbing the new regulations would have a serious financial impact on the state and would invite even more onerous regulations by the federal government, state Mineral ...

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Bill could void Bakken oil conditioning and flaring rules

A bill sponsored by nine Republican lawmakers could potentially void North Dakota’s efforts to curb natural gas flaring and the conditioning of Bakken’s sweet crude, according to a report by The Dickinson Press. Lead sponsor of the bill Rep. Keith Kempenich said that one of the bills is in response to the flaring goals and oil conditioning standards being approved ...

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