Flaring Bill FailsJessica Roose | 2/13/2013
Opponents say getting the necessary infrastructure in place to end flaring has been an ongoing problem for the oil companies.
"In one instance we heard there are 255 private land owner right away agreements that are in various stages of completion," said Senator Randall Burckhard (R) from Minot.
"I think we`re missing out on an economic opportunity. We`re being wasteful of the environment, we`re being wasteful of energy and the resources before us," said Senator Tim Mathern (D) from Fargo.
The bill failed by a 34 to 13 vote.