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The issue isn’t over

August 25, 2013

Jeremy Wirtz, Underwood If the county commission votes “no,” the issue is finished… Right? In the case of the proposed McLean County oil field waste dump, maybe not....

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Aug-29-13 3:09 PM

A letter to the MDN from a Colorado man said in so many words oil/gas exploration causes damage that they cannot/will repair. In all of the ads for the Gulf they do not tell us the one thing we need to know--how is the beach/water quality compared to before the spill? Prince William Sound still has oil on the shoreline. You are right to be concerned the long term.

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Aug-25-13 5:50 PM

When it comes to abortion, obamacare and oil drilling rules, our state says "we want local control". When it comes to risking McClean county, they want a higher level of control. This is good fodder on our republican government. They don't even practice what they preach. They obviously object to any rules from anywhere. By definition their behavior is not civil.

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Aug-25-13 11:48 AM

I don't beleive they're talking water here?? This site pertains to the drillings, sludge, liners from the sludge pits once they're done, water injection socks I would expect??

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Aug-25-13 6:27 AM

The State of North Dakota's oil and gas division reports the daily production of oil, which is approximately 800,000 barrels per day. It is all exported, gone. What the state doesn't tell you is that there is an equal amount of water from those wells that the oil companies do not want to haul at all, but it has to go someplace and near Underwood is as good a place as any and that is probably where it will be dumped.

They will continue to push their agenda until it is successful and local control is not an option. Get used to it and all of the oil 'offal' that will remain in the state.

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