Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Featured

Bill to Limit Oil Spill Reporting Advances in North Dakota

Bill to Limit Oil Spill Reporting Advances in North Dakota

North Dakota – A bill to set limits on oil spill reporting has been passed through the North Dakota state House of Representatives.

If approved, House Bill 1151 would allow for companies to conceal any spills of oil, natural gas, and/or contaminated water. Specifically, it would, “end a requirement that fossil fuel companies report spills at well sites of less than 10 barrels, or 420 gallons.”

The bill unanimously passed that House and has moved onto the State Senate who will began hearings on HB 1151 on March 9th.

Map of ‘reported’ spills in North Dakota

According to the Associated Press, from a two-year span starting in January 2012, North Dakota experienced over 300 oil spills and 750 “oil field incidents”.

by Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle)

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire. @wakiyan7