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Sen. Ron Wyden, right, and Sen. John Hoeven, center, tour a hydraulic fracturing site near Watford City on Friday, with Blaine Hoffmann of Whiting Oil and Gas Corp.

Oregon senator sees giving states 'wide berth' in energy regulation

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WATFORD CITY -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources said Friday he's not in favor of a one-size-fits-all approach to regulating energy.


Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is taking a two-day tour of the Bakken to learn more about the state's oil and gas development.

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Amy Dalrymple

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