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North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, from left, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring vote on the “extraordinary places” drilling permit review policy on Monday, at the Capitol in Bismarck. (Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service)

‘Extraordinary places’ policy OK’d: Comment process limited to public land

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BISMARCK — The state Industrial Commission removed the most controversial part of a proposed “extraordinary places” policy before unanimously approving it Monday, deciding that permit applications for oil and gas drilling on private land shouldn’t be subject to a special public comment process.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.