Approved plan keeps oil rigs from spoiling view in Elkhorn Ranch
BISMARCK -- Visitors to the historic Elkhorn Ranch in Theodore Roosevelt National Park won't have to worry about oil rigs spoiling their view after the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Tuesday approved a plan that will keep drilling activity about 2 miles away from the ranch.
Park officials and others raised concerns last March when XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, staked out a site about 100 feet from the entrance to Elkhorn Ranch.
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