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City looking for answers

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By: Rob Port, Shale Plays Media Contributer That’s the headline from the Williston Herald over an article documenting protests over high rents and local city leaders asking the state for solutions, including asking for an opinion from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on whether or not rent control policies would be legal. Yes, rent control. And maybe that’s not surprising. It’s ...

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Green energy jobs fall into the red

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The number of jobs created by clean energy projects has fallen sharply compared to a year ago, thanks to the expiration of a series of tax breaks for clean energy companies. 5,600 new energy jobs were created in the first three months of 2014, compared to 12,000 in the first quarter of 2013, according ...

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Michigan’s Grand River threatened by oil spill

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Around 800 gallons of motor oil and hydraulic fluid were excavated from the storm water system in Jackson, Michigan since the spill on May 18th. Jackson city officials in the fire department and department of public works were notified of the spill Sunday evening from a citizen calling to report an oil-like substance on ...

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Louisiana Senate passes Midla pipeline bill

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John Bestoloffe, Shale Plays Media The Louisiana Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would prohibit abandonment of the Midla pipeline, sending the bill onward to Governor Bobby Jindal. Senate Bill 525, spearheaded by Senator Robert Adley (R-Benton), plans for the possibility that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permits abandonment of the pipeline beyond Louisiana borders. Per the bill, internal ...

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Sino-Russian deal leaves Japan in the lurch

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Wednesday’s historic energy deal between Russia and China will spell impending trouble for Japan, which has to rely on Russia for its energy needs but maintains close diplomatic relations with the United States. The deal, negotiated by China’s President Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the latter’s diplomatic visit, outlines a 30 ...

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