Three Affiliated Tribes Councilman Ken Hall, center, talks with Jack Stark, right, president of Contintental Resources, and Chase Iron Eyes, left, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, during the North Dakota Petroleum Council annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Tribal Official Urges Respect In Pipeline Debate

MINOT, N.D. – A Three Affiliated Tribes official urged oil industry leaders Tuesday to understand tribal sovereignty and treat tribal nations with respect as the Dakota Access Pipeline was on the minds of many at a North Dakota Petroleum Council event. Councilman Ken Hall referenced the Dakota Access controversy while addressing the industry group’s annual…
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The Sacagawea Pipeline is pictured under construction on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Mountrail County, N.D., near Lake Sakakawea. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Federal Regulators Investigate Sacagawea Pipeline

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Federal pipeline regulators will be in North Dakota this week investigating complaints about an oil pipeline recently installed under Lake Sakakawea. Personnel from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are investigating claims from former crew members on the Sacagawea Pipeline that the coating of the pipe was not properly inspected…
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Tanks used for hydraulic fracturing line a hillside in Watford City, N.D., reflecting the ongoing slowdown in the oil industry. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED: ND Oil Production Holds Steady In July As Producers Focus On Bakken Core

BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production held steady in July despite a slowdown in activity thanks to prolific wells in the core area of the Bakken where oil drilling is focused. The state produced an average of 1.029 million barrels per day in July, with production increasing two-tenths of a percent since June, the Department…
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Life continues in the protest campsite south of the Dakota Access Pipeline site Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, north of Cannon Ball, N.D.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

UPDATED: Tribe Appeals Judge’s Ruling, Seeks New Injunction

NORTH OF CANNON BALL, N.D. – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is appealing a federal judge’s ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline and is seeking an injunction to protect sacred sites while the appeal is pending. The tribe has filed a notice of appeal of the Friday, Sept. 9, ruling by U.S. District Court Judge…
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This screen shot from a Democracy NOW! video purports to show security dogs used Sept. 3, 2016, to drive back protestors who had overrun the Dakota Access Pipeline worksite north of Cannon Ball, N.D.
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Private Security Board To Investigate Guard Dogs Used At ND Pipeline Site

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board is investigating the use of dogs last week by private security guards at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. The board also is investigating whether the security personnel were properly licensed or registered to operate in North Dakota, said Monte Rogneby, the board’s attorney. “The…
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