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Deadline extended for Grassland oil leasing comment period

The U.S. Forest Service is extending the comment period related to oil and gas leasing for the Little Missouri National Grassland due to the recent federal government shutdown.

The agency is working to update its oil and gas leasing direction and is accepting public comments. The new deadline to comment on a draft environmental impact statement is Feb. 20. Originally, the deadline was Jan. 16, but the agency was affected by the shutdown and requested an extension.

The document is available at Comments can be sent to or mailed to Dakota Prairie Grasslands, 2000 Miriam Circle, Bismarck, ND 58501.

Blackout Energy is an industrial equipment provider located in Williston, North Dakota that offers heaters, light towers, coolers, frack stands, and fuel rigs for other businesses. The views and opinions expressed in this article are strictly those of its authors and were not written by Blackout Energy. This article was originally published by Bismarck Tribune.