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A flare on a North Dakota oil well. Forum News Service file photo

Study Suggests Obama Flaring Rule Heitkamp Voted to Maintain Was Based on Inflated Numbers

Study Suggests Obama Flaring Rule Heitkamp Voted to Maintain Was Based on Inflated Numbers

During the early days of the Trump administration Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who is now trying to portray herself this election cycle as a close Trump ally, was the deciding vote to keep in place an Obama-era rule on flaring. Immediately after casting that vote with her fellow Democrats Heitkamp immediately began a furious campaign to

North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer Rick Abbott / The Forum

Audio: Cramer Calls Heitkamp Vote for Methane Rule “a Poke in the Eye of North Dakota”, Calls Comey Firing “Appropriate”

I wrote earlier today about Senator Heidi Heitkamp making a surprise vote against repealing an Obama-era methane rule implemented through the Bureau of Land Management. The rule, if you haven’t been following long, is duplicative and of dubious provenance. The EPA already regulates methane emissions (as does the State of North Dakota, for that matter),

More Than 350 Anti-Fracking Measures Passed By Local Governments

According to this list compiled by Food & Water Watch, some 359 local resolutions have been passed by local governing entities opposing hydraulic fracturing. In terms of of actual fracking policy, these resolutions mean very little. Most of them were passed in urban communities far from actual fracking operations, more an expression of political distaste

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