- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Industrial Commission is tweaking a proposal that would designate state landmarks as worthy of special protection.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1hnaUHF ) that Gov. Jack Dalrymple suggested hiring what he called a site analyst. He says that person could gather comments by people on proposals to drill in sensitive areas.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem last month submitted the proposed list of 18 places for special protection. The so-called special places list includes private and public land, including the Little Missouri National Grasslands and Lake Sakakawea.

Stenehjem’s proposal has been criticized by some Republican lawmakers and oil and farm groups.


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

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