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North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, right, listens Tuesday to a presentation by Lynn Helms, left, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, during a meeting of the North Dakota Industrial Commission in the governor's conference room in the North Dakota state Capitol in Bismarck about proposed new rules to govern the operations of the state's oil and gas industry. The commission delayed action Tuesday on the proposed rules, which would limit the dumping of liquid drilling wastes in open ...

Action delayed on oil production rules

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BISMARCK (AP) -- New rules to restrict oil waste disposal were delayed Tuesday when Gov. Jack Dalrymple said the regulations were too vague about whether some producers would be allowed to continue dumping in open pits.


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