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Minnesota regulators set 12 public meetings on oil pipelines

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators plan a dozen public meetings on Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and its plan to replace its Line 3 pipeline. The meetings will deal with the scope of an upcoming environmental review. Sandpiper would carry North Dakota light crude to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, while the Line 3 ...

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This day in history – Tuesday, April 12

Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2016. There are 263 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1545 – France’s King Francis I orders massacre of Vaudois Protestants. 1606 – Great Britain adopts the Union Jack. 1815 – Austria declares war on Joachim Murat, King of Naples, for occupying Rome. 1850 – French ...

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Critics urge more inclusive testimony on oil, gas permitting

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Citizens, lawmakers, environmentalists and labor groups on Monday blasted a proposal by North Dakota regulators that attempts to narrow the definition of an “interested party” who can testify on oil and gas proposals. About a dozen people told the state Industrial Commission’s Oil and Gas Division in Bismarck that a definition saying only “an individual or ...

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TransCanada resumes oil shipments through Keystone Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone Pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. The pipeline came back online Sunday, but with a reduced pressure under a controlled restart whose terms were ordered by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. TransCanada also will ...

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Mexico thieves build tunnel, camouflaged truck to steal oil

Mexico thieves build tunnel, camouflaged trucks to steal oil

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in central Mexico say thieves built a camouflaged truck to transport fuel stolen from government pipelines. Police found a tunnel built by pipeline thieves in the same state of Guanajuato last week. The discoveries show the sophistication of thieves who drill taps into state-owned pipelines thousands of times every year to steal gasoline and diesel. ...

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Climate change lawsuit by 21 youths takes big step forward

Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The federal government and big energy companies lost an important round Friday in their effort to block a climate change lawsuit by young plaintiffs who contend the U.S. is failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene rejected motions by the U.S. government and trade ...

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