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Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, addresses lawmakers in Bismarck, N.D., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. The council, which represents more than 400 companies working in the state's oil patch, supports a measure that would lower taxes for oil companies in exchange for closing some loopholes. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)