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Oil Patch companies try to create a culture of clean

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

As oil production increases, so too does the traffic. And often, whether intentional or not, that leads to litter.
From a lot of angles, however, energy companies are trying to tackle the issue with trash pickups — which also serve as a way to bon…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil Patch companies try to create a culture of clean

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

As oil production increases, so too does the traffic. And often, whether intentional or not, that leads to litter.
From a lot of angles, however, energy companies are trying to tackle the issue with trash pickups — which also serve as a way to bon…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Talking Trash: From mattresses to car batteries, Dickinson sees littering taken to new heights

May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The white dots of bags and cans along the green ditches. The smashed fast food cups along the curbs. Fences full of plastic. This trash is more than an eyesore on the landscape. It can be a fire hazard. And people don’t just throw away paper and plastic. Car batteries and mattresses have been seen along roads and near Patterson Lake Recreational Area. Continue Reading

Corps seeing problems with litter at Gavins Point

July 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

YANKTON (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is again seeing problems with litter below Gavins Point Dam on both sides of the Missouri River.
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A cleaner North Dakota: Oil industry promises to help clean up trash

April 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A group representing companies working in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch announced an effort Tuesday to clean up the human waste, old tires and other trash littering the state’s highways. Continue Reading

Industrial and personal litter, including discarded jugs of urine, become N.D. Oil Patch problem

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials: Lack of rest stops, lack of respect both contributeLitter has become an escalating problem as the rush to tap vast caches of crude escalates in North Dakota. As the number of trucks coming to the oil mecca increases, so does the trash. Some of the industrial rubbish blows in from unsecured truckloads, but for many, the most frustrating trash is the gallons of discarded urine. Continue Reading

Some Williston residents favor crackdown on litterbugs

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An existing city ordinance prohibits littering in town, and dumping your garbage on a public street can result in a $100 fine. Some say that’s not enough. Continue Reading

Two Minnesota lawmakers to propose 10-cent deposit on cans, bottles

April 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Under a bill that will be introduced next week, two Minnesota DFLers propose to attach a 10-cent deposit on most bottles and cans containing beverages such as soft drinks and beer. Consumers would get their money back when they turn in the empty containers. “In an environment where you have a $5 billion hole, this generates $90 million annually,” said Rep. Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park. Continue Reading