Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR), Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (KOG), Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL): North Dakota’s Big Players

“We believe we already have substantial regulations in place that allow for continued oil and gas production while protecting the environment and the health and safety of our citizens,” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) said.  These regulations include the fact that fracking chemicals are already disclosed via the industry-standard website, Fracfocus.org.

Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) CEO Harold Hamm also claims that while it only takes 30 days to get a drilling permit through North Dakota authorities, doing so through the federal government would take close to nine months. That kind of delay, he argues, inhibits efficient economic development in the region.

The article North Dakota to Feds: We’ve Got Fracking Under Control originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Brian Stoffel.

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