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Senator Tom RichmondThis bill would replace rules that were recently adopted by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas that require homeowners and businesses within a certain distance to be notified before drilling operators begin drilling. This bill would reduce the distance used to determine who is notified and remove schools and hospitals from the notification requirements.
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  1. […] SB 93 (also Sen. Tom Richmond) would replace rules recently adopted by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation that required drilling operators to notify homeowners and businesses within a certain distance of a new well before beginning drilling. SB 93 would reduce the distance used to determine who is notified from 1,320 feet to 990 feet and would remove schools, hospitals, and offices from the notification requirements. Rep. Richmond is, by the way, the long-time former administrator of the Board of Oil and Gas. The bill was vetoed by the governor. […]

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