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Oil company to plead guilty in bird death

October 26, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A subsidiary of a Bismarck-based company has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $1,500 fine for killing a bird during drilling operations in western North Dakota.
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Fargo companies offer oil pit deterrent

September 30, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO (AP) Two Fargo-based companies say they can help save the lives of birds and keep oil companies out of court.
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Mike Cantrell, Oklahoma City, Okla., column: Too-zealous wildlife rule is for the birds

September 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

We all want to protect wildlife. Many of us hunt and fish. But the idea that this agency backed up by the hammer of the justice department looked for dead birds over a 45-day period in North Dakota and took severe action after finding 28 dead birds puts an exclamation point on my friend’s fear of the escalating “artificial cost of regulation in America.” Continue Reading

Experts: Early signs look good for Minnesota loons

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Migratory birds appear to have escaped worst of oil spill; July survey will offer more infoWildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico after last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure. Continue Reading

Experts: Early signs good for Minn. loons

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wildlife experts and enthusiasts say there are encouraging early signs that Minnesota’s loons and other migratory birds fared well while wintering in the Gulf of Mexico following last summer’s massive oil spill, although they say it’s too early to be sure. Continue Reading