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North Dakota tribe in negotiations for pipeline to curb flaring

Mark Fox, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Photo from Facebook

The new leader of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota is vowing to complete negotiations for a pipeline that would curb the waste of natural gas on the reservation.

Chairman Mark Fox wants the energy industry to engage in responsible practices. The pipeline would help reduce flaring of natural gas while providing the tribe with a revenue stream.

“I will figure out a way to sit down with industry,” Fox told the Associated Press. “We don’t need to be flaring, and we can find an economic benefit to this natural gas.”

Oneok Inc. wants to build a 20-mile pipeline to capture gas before it is flared. The Oklahoma-based company has permission from landowners along the route except for a 1.8-mile stretch on the reservation.

Fox won election this month after he vowed to strengthen environmental regulations. He was sworn into office on November 5.

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