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Well blowout near Watford City; this could be your 15 acres

A North Dakota oil well owned by Exxon Mobil subsidiary XTO Energy blew out on Saturday, leaking more than 550 barrels (23,100 gallons) of crude, some of which left the wellpad and seeped into surrounding grasses. The damage occurred over 15 acres.

Oil drilling is a dirty business, and this kind of accident could happen anywhere.

Doesn’t it make sense to put appropriate regulation in place to make sure that your property is protected when the inevitable occurs? Continue reading

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There have been 66 oil-related spills and 8 oil fires in Montana so far this year

Click to read BOGC report. Photo: Montana Board of Oil and Gas According to data published by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC), in 2015 there have been a total of 74 “undesirable” oil-related incidents in Montana … Continue reading

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Shhh. Bakken oil spill is on “confidential status”

Ho hum. Another day, another well blowout. Another 25,000 gallons of crude released in McKenzie County in the Bakken. Sure hope it doesn’t wind up in the Missouri River. Nobody hurt, and not much cause for worry. The land around … Continue reading

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Poplar Pipeline spill another reminder that we need to keep fighting for the long-term sustainability of our communities

The Poplar Pipeline spill Last Saturday’s massive pipeline break and oil spill in the Poplar Pipeline near Glendive is a disaster that has leaked carcinogens into the Yellowstone River and left Glendive’s residents without water. It is another in a … Continue reading

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(Not so) wonderful progress

Reader Kurt Voight sends a note: “I have just finished my daily reading of the Gazette on line. In the last 24 hours there have been a number of articles related to wonderful progress: North Dakota (taxpayers) to pay for … Continue reading

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A personal story: Linda Monson, Yellowstone River southwest of Williston, North Dakota

“When this first happened, it pretty much consumed my life. Now I don’t even want to think about it.” -Linda Monson Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway for a number of years in many locations … Continue reading

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