Letter to the Editor

Did you know that if some company wants to build an oil field waste disposal site in our county, landowners by that proposed site don’t have any input?

I sure thought they did.  I thought there was a 60% rule on Dunn County’s books that said landowners within a half a mile had to approve a project like that.

Well, it WAS as part of county land code for decades until last June.  Then it was quietly removed by our County Commissioners as part of a comprehensive zoning plan.  Some say it was conveniently removed, because citizens near Dodge were able to stop a proposed oil field waste site in 2012 using the 60% rule and elected officials in North Dakota are dead set on an oil and gas disposal site in Dunn County.

I know some of you may be scratching your head and asking why this is even being debated.  But it is.

The Commission will be voting on the rule, this Wednesday, April 15th at 11 am at their next commission meeting.  Show up and get your say back.  No one is going to do it for you.

Galen & Janel Jablonsky – Dickinson


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