OUR OPINION: Flame off! N.D. must act to curb flaring
Published 10/02/2011, Grand Forks Herald
Our view: Stronger regulation could curb the waste of a natural gas, a nonrenewable and taxable resource.
If you dropped your cans in the recycling bin this morning, they probably made a satisfying “clink.” Which is something, but maybe not much compared to the torchlike roars now sounding across western North Dakota. Oil companies are flaring — burning off — 100 million cubic feet of natural gas a day.