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N.D. Public Service Commission budget seeks staff for proposed oil pipeline, rail inspection programs

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The North Dakota Public Service Commission is requesting more than half a dozen new employees in its 2015-17 budget to monitor the state’s growing number of oil pipelines and railroad traffic that has increased with oil-by-rail shipments.


The three-member panel voted unanimously Thursday to submit its budget request to the Office of Management and Budget for review. It’ll be revised and incorporated into the governor’s executive budget presented to state lawmakers in December.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.