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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Oil wells that are tucked into a hillside pump as natural gas is flared along Highway 22 north of Killdeer on June 6 near the Little Missouri State Primative Park site. Environmentalists are asking that the North Dakota Industrial Commission visit sites like the park that they want to see protected from oil and energy development.

Environmentalists react to protected site list

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The state has compiled a list of sites it might review for protections from drilling, and while environmentalists say it's a good start, they caution that it's not nearly enough.

The list of about 40 wildlife management areas, buttes and other significant sites is a tentative selection of where North Dakota's governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner, who make up the state's Industrial Commission, may tour and then consider preserving.

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