Member Marie Hoff and Director Don Morrison testified in favor of SB 2315. SB 2315 ends the exemption for flaring. With no exemption oil companies that continue to flare would have to pay royalties to mineral owners and oil and gas taxes to the state.
The Associated Press asserts that the bill is, “arguably the toughest legislation to date aimed at curbing the oil industry’s practice of burning and wasting natural gas as an unwanted byproduct of oil production”
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