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North Dakota oil industry opposes proposed rule changes


October 13, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's oil industry is opposing some proposed rule changes.

The Mineral Resources Department is taking public comments on potential administrative rules, including one in response to a law change approved earlier this year that no longer requires spills under 10 barrels to be reported.

The department proposes that oil companies still file a document after cleanup of any spill that wasn't reported. It would include details about the spill and an explanation of how the spill volume was found.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council opposed the proposal, calling it a...

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