- Associated Press - Thursday, April 24, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An oil field service company says it’s no longer interested in building a saltwater disposal well near North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/1l8QOnJ ) reports Kansas-based Horizon Oilfield Services has withdrawn its permit application for the saltwater disposal well after an objection was filed by the Badlands Conservation Alliance, a citizens’ watch group.

Saltwater is a byproduct of oil and gas production that can be harmful to the environment.

Horizon planned to locate the disposal well near the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The park’s north unit is located about 15 miles south of Watford City and stretches over 24,000 acres of badlands and prairies.

The northern section of the park is home to bison herds, prairie dog colonies and long horn steers.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com