On Man Camps, Bakken Billions and Foosball

Oil drilling on federal lands may soon happen faster. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announces plans to decrease the amount of time it takes the feds to tackle oil permitting on U.S.-owned property from an average of 298 days to as few as 60 days. Currently, all federal oil permitting is done the old-fashioned way: On paper. By May 2013, the U.S. government promises to fully implement a new, online system. Salazar, a former U.S. senator, visited a so-called man camp in Dunn County, near Dickinson.


 

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