Waste-treatment facility in the North Dakota oil field is being forced to close

A waste-treatment facility in North Dakota that serves the Bakken oil field is being forced to close. The North Dakota Industrial Commission recently declined to renew the plant’s permit, based on repeated environmental violations. The facility, located near Killdeer, North Dakota, took in oilfield waste and recycled it into a fly ash substitute and had … Continued

Oil field workers file lawsuits over Fair Labor

Oil field jobs are some of the most dangerous and physically demanding in the country. They often require workers to lift, push, and pull heavy object, operate machinery, and drive commercial vehicles for long shifts over many consecutive days. Because the oil and gas industry is so profitable and because these jobs are extremely difficult, … Continued

Highway safety in the North Dakota oil fields

A proposal has been made to expand 62 miles of Highway 85 between Watford City and Belfield, North Dakota to four lanes. The project manager is still collecting public comments, at this phase through public alternatives workshops in Belfield and Watford City. So far, highway safety seems to be the primary concern of interested parties. … Continued