North Dakota’s top oil regulator is also its top oil promoter

Grist: In North Dakota, where an oil boom is leading to spills and explosions, the top oil regulator also serves as a cheerleader for the oil industry. And some Democrats think it`s time for the pom-poms to change hands. The Forum News Service reports that state`s Senate and House minority leaders have asked the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which oversees industries including oil and gas, to separate the oil regulation and promotion responsibilities of the Department of Mineral Resources`s boss.......

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