BISMARCK — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is closing two wildlife management areas in the Oil Patch at night for any use other than legal fishing and hunting as officials continue to grapple with the effects of the western oil boom.
North Dakota oil and gas producers have new guidelines to help them minimize impacts to wildlife and habitat.
Industry representatives and wildlife and conservation groups announced Tuesday best practices such as consolidating facilities away from sensitive areas and establishing common routes for multiple pipelines.
Even though the best practices are voluntary, the director of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said the feedback he’s received is that most companies will implement them.
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications
November 28, 2012
The kids are back in school, baseball season is over, and football season is in full swing; all of this means fall and winter are knocking at the door. It also means it’s time to start thinking about preparing your septic system and cabin for the cold months ahead.
The only meaningful response to this man-made disaster is a man-made energy bill that finally would put in place an American clean-energy infrastructure that would set our country on a real, long-term path to ending our addiction to oil.
Citing concern for migrating birds, representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have weighed in against a recent decision by the Duluth City Council to allow for the construction of a new cell phone tower on the lower side of Highway 61 off 78th Avenue East. But animal advocates may be too late to the dance.
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