PSC Complaint Against Dakota Access Proceeds

BISMARCK — A complaint against Dakota Access Pipeline alleging violations of the North Dakota permit will proceed to a hearing, the state’s Public Service Commission said Tuesday, Jan. 31. Commissioners unanimously denied a motion from the company to dismiss a complaint related to the company’s failure to immediately notify regulators after cultural artifacts were found…
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Budget Cuts Could Reduce ND’s Oversight Of Oil, Gas

BISMARCK – Balancing North Dakota’s budget could lead to less oversight of oil and gas development and fewer inspections of gathering pipelines at the same time that oil activity is expected to be on the upswing. Lynn Helms, the state’s top oil regulator, said inspections of well sites and facilities would be reduced by half…
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Spill Reporting Bill Passes In House, But Landowners Still Opposed

BISMARCK – A bill that would reduce the number of oil spills reported in North Dakota got a green light Wednesday, Jan. 25, from state House lawmakers, but a landowner group plans to keep raising concerns about the proposal. House legislators voted 82-11 in favor of House Bill 1151, which would no longer require companies…
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Tribal Chairman Calls On Supporters To Take Fight To D.C., Says Trump Making America ‘Worse Again’

CANNON BALL, N.D. – Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II called on supporters to take their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline to Washington, D.C., rather than come to North Dakota to protest. Archambault, who held a conference call with reporters a day after President Donald Trump’s action to advance construction of the…
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Trump Advances Dakota Access Pipeline, But Timeline Unclear As Opponents Consider Next Move

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump paved the way Tuesday, Jan. 24, for approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline, but the controversial project’s timeline remained unclear as opponents vowed to keep fighting. Four days after his inauguration, Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to expedite reviews and…
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