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Hoeven asks EPA to withdraw proposal

April 24, 2014

BISMARCK – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is asking the U.S....

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Apr-24-14 9:45 PM

Under EPA guidlines the driller would be responsible for filter socks until those r in an approved landfill. If ND had stipulated that in the beginning--there would not be a problem. A perfect example of why there is an EPA. Business is too often driven by greed alone. No ethics like so much of our ND Gov't.

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Apr-24-14 9:39 PM

BD: Hope u r not referring to the audits and scrutiny of non-profits. Say u hate the Gov't., hate taxes and want to start a non-profit for political sake. U just pushed 3 audit indicators at the IRS. Why were Dems. not scrutinized as much? because they don't say they hate the Gov't. and taxes. I agree there is overreach by some in the IRS and EPA but how does that explain the endless leaks and spills in the Bakken and markedly the recent continental spill near Medora that Hamm and company say they can't clean up. Any commoner would see jail for that kind of pollution. It may take the downstream landowners 4 any kind of cost to be charged to continental because hoeven seems to have kept the epa out of the bakken.

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Apr-24-14 1:57 PM

The point I got from this article is that the EPA's power is already too far-reaching, and this will just make it worse. Now the EPA will be able to decide if the cattle feces that ends up in the slough is harmful. If you think I'm using sarcasm, you're wrong. Do some research on all the things the EPA has had regulatory authority over but not regulated, as well as all the things they haven't had authority over that they've tried to regulate. It's a bit like the IRS, overzealously overreaching.

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Apr-24-14 10:12 AM

Frank, bet you have wondered about the excess in chemicals now being used in Farming? Let me see, in the "old" days, you tilled the soil, planted the crop with some granular fertilizer. Then, you sprayed for weeds and every once in while sprayed for Hoppers. Then, take off the crop and start tilling again. Now, we see them spray roundup before they seed. Then, anhydrous fertilizer and also granular. Now, spray for weeds, and sometimes for fungus. So, we cannot wait to harvest, so they sometimes give it another shot of Roundup before harvest. Hmmm, but, if they come back with seeding winter wheat, they will give it another dose of Roundup before planting in September. So, does any of this build up in the soil and track into the water system? Sure would not want the EPA to check into that if I were a farmer.

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Apr-24-14 8:58 AM

Seems when Hoeven isn't complaining about the Fed, he is blaming them 4 too little regulation--pipe leak at tioga and casselton train fire. "Responsible land management" is what he calls bakken oil development. What would the epa say about harold hamm's continental resources spill near Medora--the one they won't clean up?

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Apr-24-14 7:30 AM

Farm state leaders are reluctant to step in and do something about the fertilizers and ag chemicals washing into streams and aquifers, making them an unsafe source of water.

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Apr-24-14 1:38 AM

What a Pud. Hoven and the rest of his gaggle in Bismarck are scared to death that some responsible person will stop their polluting of the environment.

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