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WILLISTON — Greater monitoring and enforcement are needed to protect water from harmful effects of oil and gas development in North Dakota and other western states, a coalition of resource councils said in a report released Thursday.

The report “Watered Down” by the Western Organization of Resource Councils examines dangers posed to water quality by oil and gas production in North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.

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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.