- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota regulators have fined an Idaho company $900,000 not cleaning up spills at oil well sites.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1gmc23v ) that North Dakota’s Industrial Commission levied the fine against Alturas Energy LLC on Tuesday.

Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says the company was issued a complaint in April but has not responded.

Regulators will now ask that a district court judge enforce the state’s order and issue a ruling against the company that could allow for the confiscation of assets.

Alturas officials did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

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

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