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Official endorses special rules if Bear Butte oilfield OK'd

Published 04/20/2011, The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s historic preservation director has sent formal recommendations to the state Board of Minerals and Environment that would reduce or offset the visual impacts of an oilfield in development less than two miles from Bear Butte. Those recommendations and comments from Jason Haug will be considered Thursday, when the state board holds a public hearing, followed by a formal contested case hearing, in Pierre on how or even whether the controversial project should be allowed to proceed.

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