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Other Views: Oil group’s reaction is overkill

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When, in response to the Dec. 30 oil train wreck near Casselton, the chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party sagely suggested the pace of oil development should be re-examined, a major oil company player in the Bakken said no one should “overreact.” State GOP Chairman Bob Harms did not overreact.

However, it was the tone-deaf oil and gas industry that took the trophy last week for overreaction. Talk about overkill.

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