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Published February 20, 2014, 06:26 PM

Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment has opposition in North Dakota

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -The proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment in North Dakota now has organized opposition.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -The proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment in North Dakota now has organized opposition.

The amendment would set aside five percent of the state's oil extraction tax money for conservation projects.

It would work out to an average of $3 million a week for the next 25 years under current production rates.

Opponents say the amendment is unbalanced and gives outside interest groups an upper hand over the state's agriculture and energy industries.

Kelvin Hullet, Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce: "As we look over the term of 25 years and this amount of money, I think we have a real question about 'how do we spend this money?' and ‘what would it be spent on?'"

Supporters are still working to get enough signatures to land the measure on the November ballot in North Dakota.

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