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ND officials debate need for list of ‘special places’ to be protected

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A divided North Dakota Industrial Commission soon will decide whether to designate special places subject to development restrictions to protect them from oil drilling or other development.
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Power-hungry Oil Patch creates need for contraversial power line

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON The need for power in oil-producing counties is projected to grow more than 1,000 megawatts by 2025, but a proposed transmission line to deliver that electricity is drawing environmental and cultural concerns. Continue Reading

Alliance fighting for Killdeer Mountain

August 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

KILLDEER – Rob Sand has one last hope. As part of the Killdeer Mountain Alliance, he has worked to protect the mountains he grew up hunting and riding horses on from oil drilling. Continue Reading

Athletes, scientists to tackle North Dakota Badlands to see oil boom affects

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

All in the name of science, a seemingly unlikely pairing of athletes and scientists will descend upon the North Dakota Badlands in an effort to catalog the area and determine if the oil boom is affecting the wilderness from the Killdeer Mountains to the Elkhorn Ranch to Sully Creek State Park, south of Medora. Continue Reading

Battle for Killdeer Mountain decided; Foes of drilling near historic site out of options

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Oil developers appear to have won the battle for the Killdeer Battlefield, a historic site in the western North Dakota Badlands near where a New York-based company has begun laying groundwork for wells. Continue Reading

Industrial Commission upholds Killdeer Mountain drilling decision

February 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK In a unanimous decision on Wednesday, the North Dakota Industrial Commission voted to uphold a recent decision allowing oil drilling in an area in Dunn County near Killdeer Mountain. Continue Reading

Money requested to study Killdeer Mountain

February 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A proposal in the state Senate seeks to provide $250,000 to do an archaeological study within the Battle of Killdeer Mountain study area, in part due to the encroachment of oil development. Continue Reading

Killdeer Mountain drilling gets Industrial Commission approval

January 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Industrial Commission late Thursday unanimously approved a plan to drill for oil in an area of the Killdeer Mountains that received widespread opposition, but added several stipulations to address some of the concerns. Continue Reading

Saving Killdeer Mountain: Varied interests out to protect potential oil site

January 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

KILLDEER An area of Killdeer Mountain proposed for oil development has rich archeological resources with potential to be added to the National Register of Historic Places, said an archeologist who visited the area. Continue Reading

Killdeer Mountain hike to commemorate historic battle

July 27, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Land in Dunn County that is now known as pasture and buttes was the site of a significant conflict 147 years ago. Today marks the commemoration of the battle at Killdeer Mountain.
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