April 6, 2012

Officials tour the Bakken

Officials tour the Bakken
Salezar, Hoeven, Conrad, Berg, Dalrymple visit New Town
Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven, Congressman Rick Berg, and Governor Jack Dalrymple welcomed U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Reservation, accompanying him on a tour of oil production facilities on Tuesday, April 2.
As head of the Interior Department, Secretary Salazar plays a key role in energy development on public and tribal lands, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other issues important to the Three Affiliated Tribes and North Dakota.
“The oil boom has brought great opportunity to the people of the Three Affiliated Tribes. They are right here in the heart of the Bakken. But the boom has also put a lot of stress on the community’s infrastructure. We need a state and federal commitment to partner with the Tribe to rebuild and maintain the roads and highways,” Senator Conrad said. “We welcome the news that the Administration will help expedite leasing and issuing of permits for oil and gas development.”

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