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You have to blow dust off your razor the day before your husband is due home... it's been THAT long since you shaved your legs. In North Dakota and Canad... Posted on 4/23/13 at 9:24 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Learning, in my own way
I just came up from the basement and feel a little unclean. We
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STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Oil spill questions and answers
Here is an informative article from MCT/McClatchy newspapers. It takes a look at the history of oil and offshore drilling in a question and answer format to help put the recent oil spill in conte... Posted on 6/17/10 at 12:00 AM
Oil developers appear to have won the battle for the Killdeer Battlefield, a historic site in the western North Dakota Badlands near where a New York-based company has begun laying groundwork for wells.
Mule deer in the Little Missouri Badlands recently were equipped with radio collars to enable biologists to track their movements and mortality.
The research is one of several studies under way in western North Dakota to determine the effects on wildlife species from unprecedented oil and gas drilling and production.
North Dakota's 63rd legislative session is well under way and lawmakers are set to consider bills that range from booze sales on Sundays and taxes on cigarettes to setbacks and flaring regulations for oil wells. Here's a glimpse of what's to come.
Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.
Similarities in underlying rock formations continue to fuel speculation that South Dakota might have petroleum reserves like those now fueling the oil boom in North Dakota. But recent auctions of South Dakota oil and gas leases don’t necessarily indicate oil companies will start digging test holes any time soon, people in the industry say.
The report focuses on drilling activity on federal land in 17 states from early 1998 to early 2011, when more than 2,000 citations for safety and drilling violations were issued to 335 companies but only 6 percent resulted in monetary fines, to about $274,000, for 64 companies.
More than 3,800 acres of state property in North Dakota's scenic Badlands won't be leased for oil drilling while officials develop a policy for reviewing energy exploration on environmentally sensitive land, a state board decided Friday.
A memo that appears to coach buyers of oil and gas drilling leases to use deceptive tactics on unsuspecting landowners has provoked a state investigation and spirited debate in rural Ohio, the latest frontier in America's quest for new energy resources.
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