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January 19, 2014

Roscoe Streyle, Minot North Dakota has a lot of great things going for it; one of the best run states, low employment rate, thousands of open jobs, rising incomes, second-largest oil producing state......

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Jan-20-14 2:33 PM

geez, haahaaaaahhhhahahahahah, guess you haven't got a solid argument against Streyle so the best thing is to bash and belittle him. Keep it up!

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Jan-19-14 11:37 AM

Wilson M. Laird, North Dakota's state geologist, was instrumental in North Dakota's geological survey and laid the foundation for North Dakota's oil development. He made and enforced the rules.

The ruling body is the North Dakota Industrial Commission and the State Geologist is the rule enforcer.

If Wilson saw North Dakota's oil development today, he would be appalled.

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Jan-19-14 7:34 AM

Rosco doth protest too much.

The increased cost of 500 grand per well generates more business, for cryin' out loud, and it should be good for everybody, not bad. If the state is responsible for those increased costs, there is good reason for it. The state regulates; it has to be done.

Had not the State of North Dakota required oil companies to collect and obtain geological data during the exploration for oil in North Dakota when the development got legs in Tioga back in 1951, the geology and the knowledge gained from the study of the lithosphere in ND would not be possessed or known.

The oil industry owes a lot to the State of North Dakota's regulation of oil from legislation passed in previous legislatures. Regulation by the state has been a boon for the industry, not a hindrance.

That's the real story behind North Dakota's oil development.

It is a good idea to educate yourself first. More important to have all of the facts.

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Jan-19-14 4:02 AM

Yup. Repubs catch grief for not regulating and when one suggests some regulation he gets hit by a team member.

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Jan-19-14 1:27 AM

Well there's no doubt who Roscoe works for now is there. His comment about placing oil wells closer than 2 miles to the river and lake since we allow grain bins and wind turbines makes no sense at all. I've never heard of a grain bin or wind turbine being responsible for an oil spill. Good God Roscoe, your not really that stupid are you!

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