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Attorney General’s office releases list of ‘extraordinary’ sites

ND Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem recently announced a list of 18 ‘extraordinary’ sites in North Dakota and a draft of rules to help provide extra protection for the areas. Although the development of the list is not intended to “prevent the development of any minerals in those areas,” the rules will help create a more formalized process that companies need to observe when requesting drilling permits for those areas. A representative from the Dacotah Chapter of the Sierra Club said that the rules are “a huge step forward from where we were…a year ago.” He said that they would like to see additional sites placed on that list before it is finalized. See the Grand Forks Herald for more details.

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