North Dakota Says Public Can’t Comment on Drilling Proposals Affecting Private Land Including Impact on White Butte

The North Dakota Industrial Commission says the public will not be permitted to comment on proposals to drill on private land including White Butte. The issue was raised last fall when North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem listed 18 “extraordinary places” in the state where the public could comment on proposals to drill. One of those places was White Butte. The proposals raised concern over whether the public could comment on private development. There are no plans to drill immediately near White Butte which is well south of the Bakken formation which is where drilling is focused.

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