(Bismarck, ND) — The North Dakota House is considering a bill dealing with mineral rights and development for landowners. The bill recognizes the right of mineral developers to dig for minerals on any land in the state. Developers are also required to compensate landowners for damage done to the land. The bill would implement compensation for surface owners at the time they can’t use the land while minerals are being developed. The compensation price would depend on how long the landowner can use the land during development and for any permanent damage to the land.
ND House Bill Focuses On Mineral Rights, Development