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Other views: A change in pipeline regulation?


Call it an epiphany. Call it recognition of reality. Call it a smart read of rapidly evolving perceptions among North Dakotans.

Whatever the motivation or stimulus, Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s decision to pay closer attention to pipeline safety is welcome news. The governor said he will form an advisory panel that will, among other things, consider whether the state should step up regulation in concert with appropriate federal regulators. It’s a step in the right direction.

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