Posts tagged Refinery
County Approves Zoning Change for Refinery Near TRNP

After 4.5 hours of presentations, public and commission questions, and comments from the public, the Billings County Commission moved unanimously on July 6, 2016 to approve a zoning change for the proposed Meridian Davis Refinery.  Comments from the public were evenly divided between those who favored and those who opposed approval of the proposed location and zoning change.  Neither the county commission nor the company showed any interest in seeking an alternative location which might satisfy concerns with industrial siting next to the National Park as well as provide jobs and county tax revenue desired by area communities.

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Earth Day 2016

Today is Earth Day 2016.

A Fargo Forum editorial questions North Dakota's dedication to our environment. Meridian Energy's application for a zoning change in Billings County to allow for a greenfield refinery just off the southeast boundary of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is recommended for approval by the Planning and Zoning Board. Meanwhile, Theodore Roosevelt National Park itself is one of 16 National Parks honored by the US Postal Service in its new stamp celebration of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial.

Go figure.

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