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BLM issues decision on Bear Den Pipeline

The Bureau of Land Management has released a finding that there would be no significant environmental impact from the proposed Bear Den Pipeline project in western North Dakota.

The agency conducted an environmental assessment of the project, which would gather crude oil from wells in McKenzie and Dunn counties south of Lake Sakakawea and deposit the oil at a central storage and transfer facility south of Watford City near Highway 85.

The pipeline will have a capacity of up to 14,000 barrels of oil per day.

The pipeline also will transport up to 3,500 barrels per day of water produced from numerous wells to a disposal well regulated by the state.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land.