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Other views: ND must curb flaring, an act long overdue

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Back in 2011, The New York Times published a front-page story on North Dakota’s lax policies toward flaring, and the state’s reputation for prudence and good government took a hit.

“All told, 30 percent of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is burned as waste,” The Times reported.

“No other major domestic oil field currently flares close to that much, though the practice is still common in countries like Russia, Nigeria and Iran.”

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