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Davis Refinery to bring jobs, revenue to Billings County

Published: Sep 08 2017
BELFIELD—The proposed Davis Refinery has drawn ire from environmental groups who object to its close proximity to the borders of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As the North Dakota Department of Health scrutinizes the refinery's permit application, William Prentice, CEO of Meridian Energy Group, spoke about why this refinery is going to be a "good neighbor" to the people of Billings County.

"The local community wants the refinery there," Prentice said in a phone interview. "We've conclusively demonstrated that the refinery cannot be seen from the park. We're having a hard time understanding the resistance...especially when the local community is behind the project."

Prentice estimates that the Billings' annual tax revenues will nearly triple when the refinery is open.

Read more at http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/local/4323850-davis-refinery-bring-jobs-revenue-billings-county?.

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