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Construction underway in 3 states on $3.8B Dakota Access oil pipeline

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway in three of four states on a $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. Work on the Dakota Access Pipeline has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, spokeswoman Lisa Dillinger told the American News. The 1,150-mile pipeline also will cross Iowa, but regulators there declined this week to ...

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North Dakota education thrives despite oil bust

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During the oil boom, state departments thrived off increased tax money and schools received more than enough funding. However, during the economic downturn, states that depended too heavily on oil taxes, such as Oklahoma, struggle to fund their education systems. Meanwhile, North Dakota students will see little to no change in their classrooms thanks to the high taxes paid by ...

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Additional tickets available for Donald Trump’s Bismarck speech

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil industry group is making more tickets available for a conference headlined by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is scheduled May 24-26 at the Bismarck Event Center. The North Dakota Petroleum Council says Trump will speak at 1 p.m. on May 26. Council spokeswoman Tessa Sandstrom says up to 700 ...

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Albany joins New York communities opposing Bakken oil pipeline

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany has joined 25 other communities officially opposing the Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Albany to New Jersey refineries and return it as fuel products. The Common Council passed a resolution Monday night denouncing the proposed 178-mile pipeline as an environmental risk and public health danger. The measure isn’t legally binding. The line ...

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Top 5 Bakken news stories – May 6-13

It’s been a busy week for the Bakken. The Dakota Access pipeline is facing more resistance from environmental groups while production figures in North Dakota dropped by about 9,800 barrels in March. Meanwhile, a new study shows how much methane oil and gas development in the oil patch is emitting into the atmosphere, and Montana lawmakers are left dealing with ...

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