South Dakota doesn’t want North Dakota’s oil and gas waste

PIERRE — A legislative committee agreed Thursday that South Dakota should adopt more stringent regulations for disposal of liquid wastes from oil and gas wells.

The discussion comes as North Dakota operators have shown interest in developing waste facilities in South Dakota.

The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee endorsed SB 59 on a 7-0 vote. The restrictions, which state Environment Secretary Steve Pirner said are similar to North Dakota regulations, now go to the full Senate.

Mitchell Republic