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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms, right, discusses steps the state is already taking to reduce flaring at a Bureau of Land Management-hosted forum on the topic Friday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel.

Flared up: Fort Berthold concerns voiced at flaring forum in Dickinson


The desire to slow down oil production, especially on the Fort Berthold Reservation, was a top demand at a flaring forum on Friday.

The Bureau of Land Management hosted the forum, designed to seek input on revising flaring rules regarding waste and royalties, but many comments centered on oil production as a whole. About a hundred people, many from other states like Montana or Wyoming, filled a ballroom at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel in Dickinson.

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