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BLM lease sale brings $3.9M in Montana, Dakotas

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A recent sale of oil and gas leases on federal lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota brought in $3.9 million in bonus bids.
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House Dems critical of lax oil, gas drilling oversight on public lands

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The report focuses on drilling activity on federal land in 17 states from early 1998 to early 2011, when more than 2,000 citations for safety and drilling violations were issued to 335 companies but only 6 percent resulted in monetary fines, to about $274,000, for 64 companies. Continue Reading