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What should be done with oil companies that allow their wells to spill oil into state waterways?

  1. Fine them
  2. Fine them more
  3. Shut them down
  4. Let existing law dictate
 
 
 
 
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wally1

Mar-18-14 5:51 AM

So sick of what these companies are doing.

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PoeticJustice16

Mar-18-14 7:37 AM

MDN:

"There's too much scrutiny."

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ronaldo

Mar-18-14 7:54 AM

Rai$e PROPERTY TAXES.....That's all North Dakota knows how to do ......

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AmosPerkins

Mar-18-14 10:45 AM

Ronaldo, not sure where you're living, I live in Minot and in the ten years since we bought our house, the value has doubled but our property taxes have gone down every year. We are paying $500.00 less now than ten years ago.

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Legend

Mar-18-14 10:46 AM

Our righty state has given oil enough rope to hang themselves. i volunteer to weave the knots. big spill in the water by williston--told u the big one is coming and your property value will crumble from area pollution. i recommend faces of our oil loving righty gov like Rushmore but tarred and feathered instead.

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73Hockey

Mar-18-14 11:11 AM

Fine them enough to justify putting it into an account to pay for schools. We could build a new school every six months!

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muleskinner

Mar-18-14 11:51 AM

It's ok, the oil will float on top of the water and can make its way all the way to Mandan to the Tesoro refinery where the oil can then be diverted to a gathering pool and can be refined into petroleum products.

You have to look on the bright side.

Also, give the offending oil companies a tax break so they can afford to pay for the clean up. Oil companies will appreciate the act of kindness as a good will gesture and will be truly grateful.

The glass is half full, not half empty.

Don't be so vindictive and give these oil companies a serious break.

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Legend

Mar-18-14 4:34 PM

The biggest threat to nd repubs in the next elections is all the leak, spill, pollution from their oily friends. Most folk do not like filth. That "shallow hole at the pipe leak by tioga is now 30 feet deep and estimated to take 2 years 2 clean up. More trucks on the road, more landfill space used up--they will do themselves in.

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PoeticJustice16

Mar-18-14 4:38 PM

@ 73Hockey

"Fine them enough to justify putting it into an account to pay for schools. We could build a new school every six months!"

____________________

Nope. Not according to the Minot Daily News . . .

MDN:

"Oil companies, or any other business that attracts large numbers of new residents, have no financial obligation to pay for new public schools."

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Legend

Mar-18-14 4:41 PM

Mule: the big spill at Laurel mt. during our minot flood, sank and only 1% was recovered. it is likely now resting just east of williston where the current slows. I drove the yellowstone from williston to laurel and only a small amount was visible east of laurel. The paddlefish spawn where the spilled oil is.

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redneck

Mar-18-14 9:47 PM

what should we do about all the oil that showes up on the ground naturally like up in alaska more oil leaches to the top of the ground just by nature should we put up a big fuss about that. the sun will break oil down faster then we can it happen in nature all the time

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redneck

Mar-18-14 9:50 PM

more oil leakes in the ocean from nature then was ever spilled from that off shore oil rig. should we stop nature?

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Missy1

Mar-18-14 11:57 PM

Call President Obama, he has a Phone and a Pen.

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MarkHighwater

Mar-19-14 10:14 AM

"EPA BAKKEN SUPERFUND" should be a common phrase on the news in 10-20 years...thanks big oil can.

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MarkHighwater

Mar-19-14 10:15 AM

Just say NO to new property taxes!

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redneck

Mar-19-14 11:35 AM

doent let marketing go to work on your fears check the facts and make informed decisions. make the people that said they could do the job do the job stop throwing money at emotional problems. if a person stops this action the problems go away

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JackAaah

Mar-20-14 9:48 AM

Just say YES to 'willing to pay more' for a BigGovernment we can believe in....to move forword....

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