The North Dakota Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Oil and Gas Division (OGD) regarding a case seeking a civil penalty plus costs and expenses from Black Hills Trucking (BHT) for illegally dumping saltwater in 2014.

The Commission sought $950,000 in penalties from BHT for illegally releasing saltwater from a truck on three different occasions on a Williams County road in February 2014. One occasion was witnessed by an OGD field technician.

“We are pleased with the Supreme Court’s opinion to upho...

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