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Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, testifies to a legislative committee on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Minot, N.D., about the disposal of filter socks. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

North Dakota clamps down on oilfield waste

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BISMARCK – North Dakota announced new rules Wednesday for oilfield waste known as filter socks that aim to prevent the illegal stockpiles of the waste that have been turning up in remote corners of the Oil Patch.


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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.