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North Dakota allows Missouri River water for fracking


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials have lifted a moratorium on industrial water permits, allowing the oil industry to access water from the Little Missouri State Scenic River for hydraulic fracturing.The discussion of giving the oil industry access to the water from the river began this spring after a State Water Commission hydrologist found North Dakota was granting water permits for fracking and other uses that violated a state law, The Bismarck Tribune ( ) reported.

State lawmakers recently voted in favor of changing the law, but Gov. Doug Burgum issued a...

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