North Dakota has a unique split estate configuration that complicates oil and gas rule making
Last week, on the eve of the U.S. holiday, North Dakota joined Wyoming and Montana in a legal petition filed against the federal government’s final flaring and emissions rule. North Dakota filed a memorandum in support of the its unopposed motion to intervene as petitioner in case 2:16-cv-00285-SWS in the Federal District Court of Wyoming.

The petition references the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management's (“BLM”) final rule publis...

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