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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Oilfield Workers Receive Checks For Unpaid Wages From Industry Donor

MINOT, N.D. – Bakken oilfield workers who are still owed wages after their employer abruptly went out of business in 2015 began receiving some compensation Monday, Jan. 16, thanks to an anonymous donor. More than 40 former employees of WCE Oil Field Services will receive checks for a portion of the wages they are owed…
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ND Oil Production Stays Above 1 Million Barrels In November

BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production dropped about 1 percent in November but stayed slightly above 1 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday, Jan. 13. Average oil production declined about 10,000 barrels per day in November to an average 1.03 million barrels a day, the preliminary figures show. Mild November…
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Oil Spill Reporting Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

BISMARCK — A bill that would raise the threshold for reporting oil spills got mixed reviews Thursday, Jan. 12, with proponents saying it would improve government efficiency while opponents advocated for more transparency. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard about two hours of testimony on House Bill 1151, which would exempt companies from…
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