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Official: Federal one-size-fits-all rules don't fit North Dakota energy development

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MEDORA -- North Dakota's top oil and gas regulator took aim at federal agencies Thursday for unnecessarily interfering with the state's energy development.

Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said North Dakota's approach is to let the market work and intervene when it doesn't. In Washington, D.C., he said the approach is to write one-size-fits-all rules to cover everything that could possibly happen.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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