ND Oil Industry Not Backing Some Proposed Rule Changes

The North Dakota Petroleum Council calls it a "backdoor reporting requirement'' that goes far beyond what the Legislature intended

 

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s oil industry is opposing some proposed rule changes.

The Mineral Resources Department proposes that oil companies still file a document after cleanup of any spill that wasn’t reported.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council calls it a “backdoor reporting requirement” that goes far beyond what the Legislature intended.

Another proposed rule would require a full environmental assessment at a well site if there was uncertainty about spills or possible contamination.

Another makes changes to royalty statements.

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