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Commentary: North Dakota’s flaring problem has its roots in excessive regulation

The environmental activism aimed at impeding, and sometimes even blocking, the build-out of energy infrastructure such as pipelines and refineries/processing plants is bad for the environment.

Don’t believe me? Witness the problems the oil and gas industry is having in addressing the flaring issue here in North Dakota.

Back in 2014 our state developed, along side said industry, a plan for reducing the amount of gas flared in the state. It featured a cap on the amount of gas allowed to be flared that has reduced over time.

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