North Dakota seeks to repurpose coronavirus aid for fracking

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials say they want to repurpose $16 million in federal coronavirus aid and spend it on grants to encourage fracking instead of using it to clean up abandoned oil well sites.

Regulators present the proposal as a way to create hundreds of jobs in the oil fields and help stabilize state revenue. But some in the environmental community view it as a bailout for the oil industry.

The North Dakota Emergency Commission will consider the proposal Friday that would make oil companies eligible for a $200,000 reimbursement per well they complete.

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