Tribe Seeks Greater Share Of Oil Tax Revenue In Final Weeks Of Session

BISMARCK — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is seeking a greater share of oil tax revenue to offset impacts of energy development on the reservation. Chairman Mark Fox said he continues to have concerns about changes North Dakota legislators made to the oil tax in 2015 and he’s meeting with the governor and legislators…
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Pipeline System That Leaked At Risk Of Future Failures, Regulators Say

BELFIELD, N.D. – The Belle Fourche Pipeline system that contaminated a tributary of the Little Missouri River is in a landslide-prone area and vulnerable to future spills, federal pipeline regulators say. A document from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration shows that regulators believe the pipeline company may have experienced other spills in southwest…
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Dakota Access: Oil Placed Under Lake Oahe

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe now contains oil as the developer prepares to place the pipeline into service, the company said Monday, March 27. In a weekly construction status update filed in U.S. District Court, a Dakota Access LLC attorney wrote that the company is commissioning the full pipeline…
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UPDATED: ND Senate Approves Bill That Reduces Oil Spill Reporting

BISMARCK — Senate lawmakers voted 31-14 Monday, March 27, to raise the threshold for reporting oil spills, a proposal the oil industry supported but many landowners opposed. Under House Bill 1151, the oil industry will no longer have to report spills of oil, produced water or natural gas liquids that are less than 10 barrels,…
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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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