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Report questions railroad bridge safety, inspection system

OMAHA, Neb. — Two environmental groups say they are worried about the safety of railroad bridges because inspection reports generally aren’t public, and railroads take care of their own bridges. The Waterkeeper Alliance and ForestEthics released a report focused on railroad bridges Tuesday. “The federal standards for rail bridge safety leave far too many loopholes in deference to owners of ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of September 12th through the 18th. Enjoy! 5. North Dakota may let more oil wells be temporarily idled WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s oil regulators said on Monday they may allow more wells to be temporarily abandoned, a step that would permit producers to delay fracking beyond the typical ...

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Hoeven: The nation could learn from North Dakota

Speaking at the 2015 U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Conference, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called for increased investments in energy infrastructure and an improved regulatory environment to secure the nation’s future, reports Electric Co-op Today. “We need roads, we need rail, we need pipelines, we need transmission – and without them we cannot move energy safely, cost-effectively, dependably from ...

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Oil drilling in Montana taps out

Oil drilling in Montana has all but tapped out, according to state records showing that the state has been without a major drilling rig since April. Observers said the inactivity is due to low oil prices, which have also slowed drilling activity in North Dakota’s much more active Bakken formation, though crews are still drilling there. Montana drilling has been ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of April 18 through April 24. Enjoy! 5. Study: Deferring well completion to pay off Crude storage in the U.S. is at a record high. During the week of March 27, 4.8 million barrels added topped off the current high of 471.4 million barrels, according to a recent report from ...

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