Faces Of The Boom: Workers Adjust To Meet Changing Demands In ND’s Oil Fields

WILLISTON, N.D. — In Karolin Jappe’s first year as emergency manager in McKenzie County, she responded to five explosions at oil and gas facilities. Most concerning to Jappe was that four of the five companies did not have emergency plans. “It’s hard to work with a company when they don’t have a plan,” she said.…
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UPDATED: Heitkamp Influenced By Tribe’s Position As Senate Fails To Repeal Federal Methane Rule

WASHINGTON – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., voted Wednesday, May 10, against repealing a federal rule related to methane emissions, a regulation supported by tribal and environmental groups but considered “disastrous” by North Dakota’s energy industry. Congress proposed to repeal the Bureau of Land Management rule on methane emissions from federal and tribal lands approved during…
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EPA Takes 1st Step To Approve ND Regulation Of Injection Wells

BISMARCK — The Environmental Protection Agency administrator announced Tuesday, May 9, he has signed a proposed rule that will allow North Dakota to regulate underground wells to store carbon dioxide, opening the door for new projects to reduce emissions. The long-awaited step from the EPA puts North Dakota on track to become the first state…
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Paddlefish Season ‘A Rush’ For Anglers In Northwest ND

WILLISTON, N.D. — Anglers looking to tangle with the biggest fish in the Missouri River are lining the shorelines in northwest North Dakota this week for paddlefish season. “It’s a rush,” said Randy Baxstrom of Colorado, who was among those to snag a paddlefish on Tuesday, May 2, the first harvest day of the year.…
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ND Legislators Plan Study Of Gas Royalty Deductions

BISMARCK — A dispute between the North Dakota Department of Trust Lands and the oil industry over gas royalty payments will become part of a legislative management study under a bill lawmakers approved Wednesday, April 26. The department says some oil companies owe the state money after taking improper deductions on natural gas royalties, a…
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