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PSC Candidate Tyler Axness on the "Summer of Spills" in North Dakota

by Amy Iler

Tyler Axness is a candidate for the ND Public Service Commission.

Since May 21 there have been at least 14 publicly reported incidents involving oil and saltwater spills throughout western North Dakota. Twelve (12) of those incidents were the results of pipeline leaks or pipe and valve failures, with yesterdays pipeline spill on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation releasing brine (saltwater) into the Missouri River.