Democrats at the statehouse are working on a slate of bills aimed at revamping the oil and gas industry as the legislature moves into its final few weeks. A bill that would change the mission of the state’s Oil and Gas Commission cleared the full house today, despite strong Republican opposition. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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One Response to Oil and Gas Commission Bill Clears House

  1. This is a great first step. The oil and gas industry is the ONLY industry that has a commission to ‘foster’ it and promote it.

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