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ND Oil Pipeline Shut Down After ‘Significant’ Spill In Creek

BELFIELD, N.D. – A pipeline leak caused a significant oil spill in a tributary of the Little Missouri River this week, but the volume of oil released was still unknown Tuesday, Dec. 6, as a winter storm affected response efforts. The incident was discovered by a landowner, raising questions about whether the oil pipeline in…
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Renè Heredia Nieves, environmental scientist with the North Dakota Department of Health, uses a FLIR camera to inspect a well site north of Killdeer, N.D., on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Department of Health

EPA Orders $2.1 Million Fine In ND Air Pollution Settlement

NEW TOWN, N.D. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a $2.1 million fine for air pollution at oil and gas wells primarily on North Dakota’s Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. But the settlement against Slawson Exploration Co. announced Thursday, Dec. 1, stems from just one of many enforcement actions underway against North Dakota operators…
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Oceti Sakowin camp on the north side of the Cannonball River, pictured here on Nov. 25, 2016, has grown to an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 people.  Photo by Kevin Cederstrom / Forum News Service

Audio: Tribe Objected To Pipeline Nearly Two Years Before Lawsuit; Recording Contradicts CEO

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION – Audio released by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from a September 2014 meeting with Dakota Access Pipeline representatives contradicts recent claims made by a pipeline company executive. Kelcy Warren, CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, the parent company of Dakota Access LLC, told the Wall Street Journal the pipeline route that…
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Epping Transmission Co. is proposing to build a 3-mile pipeline to connect with Dakota Access at this terminal in Epping, N.D., pictured on Nov. 11, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Proposed Pipeline Would Connect To Dakota Access

WILLISTON, N.D. – A company under investigation for the largest pipeline spill in North Dakota history proposes to build a 3.2-mile oil pipeline to connect with Dakota Access. Epping Transmission Co., a subsidiary of Summit Midstream Partners that continues to clean up after nearly 3 million gallons of produced water leaked in 2015, got support…
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The Dakota Access Pipeline is pictured under construction in Williams County, N.D. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Frustrated Governor Says Dakota Access Pipeline Delay Serves ‘No Purpose’

MANDAN, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple expressed frustration Friday, Nov. 18, at the federal government’s inaction on the Dakota Access Pipeline and said he’s continuing to push the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resolve the situation. “The frustration is that delaying has no purpose. It does no good whatsoever. We continue to make that…
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