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North Dakota’s New Oil Spill Rules Give a Clearer Picture of the Problem

North Dakota’s New Oil Spill Rules Give a Clearer Picture of the Problem

“80 percent of ND oil spills wouldn’t have been reported under new law,” is the headline over a recent article by my colleague Patrick Springer. It’s not an unfair headline. It is true that the new rules will result in most spill incidents not being reported. The important question to ask, however, is why were

Exaggerating Complaints About Saltwater Spills

When citizens complain about the way they’re governed it’s always important to pay attention. But also worth paying attention to is the scope of the protests. Is dissatisfaction widespread, or isolated to a few people with an agenda? This is important context, yet in a recent story about a group of landowners upset about saltwater

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