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Gov. Jack Dalrymple to issue budget directive; agencies brace for cuts

In this file photo dated May 15, 2014, Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks of the importance of the Watford City Bypass at the Groundbreaking for the Watford City SE Bypass. Director Grant Levi is in the background.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is scheduled to issue his budget guidelines, and agency heads are bracing for potential reductions. Dalrymple is slated to address agency directors on Wednesday at the state Capitol. North Dakota Budget Director Pam Sharp says she expects the governor to ask state agencies to identify potential reductions when drafting spending plans for the ...

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EPA says Montana city now meeting air pollution standards

EPA says Montana city now meeting air pollution standards

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a 2013 finding that Montana’s largest city was out of compliance with air pollution standards, saying that the closure of a coal-burning power plant has eased the problem. The EPA said the closure has reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide to levels low enough to protect public health as required ...

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Sourcewater CEO Josh Adler shares insights on water management, entrepreneurship

Sourcewater CEO and entrepreneur Josh Adler

Over a year into the oil price collapse, the upstream energy sector is struggling to survive the economic shock with layoffs, stacked rigs, and new attention to cost-saving innovations in operations and the supply chain.  Responding to the industry need for cost reductions, Sourcewater founder Josh Adler created an Internet platform to reduce the largest expense in today’s oil and ...

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Energy explorers Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, have abandoned their planned merger in the face of opposition by regulators who said it would hurt competition. Prospects for the merger, which was valued at nearly $35 billion when it was announced in 2014, seemed especially bleak after the Justice Department sued ...

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