The project to build a diesel fuel refinery on North Dakota Highway 23 near Makoti got another boost as Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar came to New Town to announce that the site of the project will be transferred from fee land status to trust land under tribal control.
In a ceremony at the facility, dignitaries representing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognized Northrop Grumman’s participation in the Merit Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), placing the site among an elite group of organizations providing exemplary occupational safety and health protection and serving as models for others.
Parshall School District John Weidner reported on his recent trip to Washington, D.C., at the last regular meeting of Parshall School Board. Weidner said the most important aspect of his visit was to lobby for Impact Aid, something that is a major source of financing for the district.
The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing in the Hidatsa Room at the Four Bears Casino and Lodge to get public input on allowing the Three Affiliated Tribes to regulate chemical emissions from oil wells on the Fort Berthold Reservation.