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White House: 500-plus drilling permits on hold

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bureau of Land Management's North Dakota office is sitting on more than 500 oil and gas drilling permit applications, the White House told Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's office this week.

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The BLM, which processes permits to drill on federal land, has furloughed more than 10,000 employees since the government shut down Oct. 1.

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