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Treading water well-known for BLM office

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) office in Dickinson is continually treading water when it comes to completing applications for permits to drill on federal lands. There are currently 525 permits waiting for approval, and the BLM can usually process 40 permits a month. Those processing the applications would be able to process more but frequently run into questions or issues with applications, usually on surface location or leasing issues. Hiring new staff members can also be an issue for the office because new employees have trouble finding places to live. They currently have several trailers available, but have plans in the works to develop more permanent housing in Dickinson. Read the full article in the Dickinson Press.

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