Pipeline Opponents Vow Fight As Trump Approves Keystone XL

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump issued a presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, but environmental groups and Native American tribes vowed Friday, March 24, to fight the project in the courts and on the land. The approval reverses a decision by former President Barack Obama to reject the project, which would bring more than…
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Oil Spill In Creek Originally Underestimated, Making It One Of Largest In ND History

BELFIELD, N.D. — An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a tributary of the Little Missouri River last December is now estimated to be three times larger than originally thought, making it one of the most significant pipeline spills in North Dakota history. Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. reports about 12,615 barrels, or 529,830 gallons, of oil…
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Strong Demand For Workers Returns To ND Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. — Human resources manager Judy Billehus had goosebumps as job-seekers filled a Williston job fair Wednesday, March 22. “I knew it was going to be hopping,” said Billehus, who was recruiting workers to fill oilfield and construction-related jobs for JMAC Resources. Compared to the past two major Williston job fairs, Billehus said more…
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Dakota Access Projects Oil Could Begin Flowing Next Week Near Standing Rock

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – Dakota Access LLC expects to introduce oil into the pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation early next week, the company said in court filings. Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said the company anticipates crews will install the pipe under Lake Oahe this week and begin…
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Campaign Documents Show Oil Money Flowed Into Burgum Campaign

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum accepted more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from oil company executives last fall, despite comments he made as a candidate that accepting donations from the oil industry would be a conflict of interest. Burgum did not accept contributions from oil company political action committees, but he did receive contributions of…
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