by Mary Cate Mannion
When companies drill for oil, natural gas is produced, too.
For a while that gas was being burned in flares, and the state’s industrial commission issued an order to reduce that flaring.
But now the industry is saying it can’t meet the goals outlined in that order and is asking for an extension.
Several groups say that changing the policy would be a glaring mistake.
“It is a sin,” said Dakota Resource Council member Corrine Redmond.
Controversy is brewing in the Bakken over an upcoming deadline to reduce the flaring of natural gas.