BCA filled the Burning Coal Vein Campground at our Southern Badlands Outing on June 24 and 25, 2017. Badlands advocates spent the first half of Saturday touring existing oil development in the Tracy Mountain vicinity before investigating expanding activity in the Tyler Formation – including proposed wells along Dantz Creek and adjacent to Kendley Plateau Suitable for Wilderness.Read More
Thanks to the diverse crowd that joined us in Bismarck at Keeping All the Pieces last evening. Your willingness to share your experiences and opinions in public dialogue encourages us all to continue the good work of public education on oil and gas impacts in the Badlands and advocacy for their protection.
Take heart; fight the good fight. Raise your own Voice for Wild North Dakota. Watch for opportunities to join the Keeping All the Pieces conversation in communities across the state.Read More
The NDIC approved new administrative oil and gas rules with some modifications on June 29th.Notably for the public, the proposed new definition of"Interested Party" was struck, removed, dropped from consideration. Persistent hard work and raising our voices does make a difference. Congratulations All!Read More
For those of you interested, audio from the Oil and Gas hearings on proposed new rules for 2016 may be found here: https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/audio/audio.asp
Yesterday's Dickinson hearing coverage in the Dickinson Press: Proposed public input rule catches more ire
The Dickinson Press' coverage of the Williston hearing: Oil regulators visit spill site amid hearing on tougher regulationsRead More
Great turn-out at the first of four hearings. Thanks to all who came out - both testifiers and witnesses.
Bismarck Tribune: Public lashes out at proposed input restrictionsRead More
The ND Oil and Gas Division of the ND Department of Minerals under the ND Industrial Commission (NDIC) will be holding hearings on Proposed Rule Changes for oil and gas regulation, many of which are a commendable move in the right direction. (middle of the home page, highlighted in yellow: https://www.dmr.nd.gov/oilgas/)
However, an arbitrary and capricious “new definition” aimed at who can testify at regular monthly hearings is of great concern to BCA and to others. It is anticipated that the unclear language will exclude public comment entirely and restrict state and federal management agencies.Read More