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Oil drilling approved in Killdeer Mountains area

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am •  Published: January 25, 2013

The Industrial Commission, which regulates the oil industry in the state, is made up of Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. They voted unanimously to approve the drilling under conditions to protect resources and minimize truck traffic.

"The Department of Mineral Resources' Oil and Gas Division has dedicated many hours looking at various development scenarios for well locations in order to minimize the potential impact on the landscape as well as any cultural impacts the well locations may have," Helms said.