State regulation

Mike Lee



Mike is an Energywire reporter based in Dallas-Fort Worth who joined E&E News in 2013. He has written extensively about energy regulation and the impact of oil and gas development on communities, including hydraulic fracturing, air and water pollution, traffic problems and landowner disputes. Other areas of expertise include state politics, business news, pipeline safety and water policy. Before joining E&E he was an energy reporter for Bloomberg News and wrote for several newspapers in Texas including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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N.D. oil producers exceed state's flaring limit

North Dakota's oil producers exceeded the state's regulatory limit for natural gas flaring in September, and the industry will struggle to control the waste until it builds an additional $11 billion worth of pipelines and processing plants.