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Federal judge: Bird law doesn’t apply to oil pits

January 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) A federal judge ruled Tuesday that oil companies shouldn’t face criminal charges for the deaths of a half-dozen ducks in waste disposal pits, saying that prosecutors went too far in applying a law that protects migratory birds.
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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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N.D. OIL PATCH: Reserve pits pose concerns

June 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wildlife managers outline threats The consensus among those attending the recent tour of wild lands affected by the state’s burgeoning oil industry is that the so-called “reserve pits” pose some of the largest potential threats to land and water resources. Continue Reading