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Press Photo by Katherine Lymn A truck drives down rural 112th Avenue Southwest, a couple miles northwest of Dickinson. Trash on roads like this has become a issue.

Oil Patch companies try to create a culture of clean

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As oil production increases, so too does the traffic. And often, whether intentional or not, that leads to litter.

From a lot of angles, however, energy companies are trying to tackle the issue with trash pickups — which also serve as a way to bond with local communities — and by setting a no-litter tone with employees.

The North Dakota Petroleum Council recently won a national award for the anti-litter program it does with energy companies.

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