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North Dakota hits pipeline firm with more oversight charges

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is assessing an additional $100,000 fee to pay for an independent review of the construction of the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move crude from the state’s oil patch. The state Emergency Commission voted Wednesday to charge Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners the to cover the cost of the third-party monitoring for the proposed Dakota ...

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House speaker wants outside audit on Sandpiper pipeline project emails

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt has asked the legislative auditor to do a separate investigation of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency activity on the Sandpiper oil pipeline project. Daudt says news reports on an agency employee’s seemingly slanted emails to groups fighting the project raise bigger doubts about impartiality about the regulatory review for Enbridge Energy’s proposed ...

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Pipeline company files suits to gain access from landowners

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawyers representing a planned pipeline from the North Dakota oil patch to Illinois have filed 23 lawsuits to gain easements through six counties. Easements are meant to give energy companies and others access to private land in exchange for compensating the landowner. The suits filed by Dakota Access LLC pipeline name 140 defendants, including individuals, banks and ...

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Pipeline company files suits to gain access from ND landowners

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawyers representing a planned pipeline from the North Dakota oil patch to Illinois have filed 23 lawsuits to gain easements through six counties. Easements are meant to give energy companies and others access to private land in exchange for compensating the landowner. The suits filed by Dakota Access LLC pipeline name 140 defendants, including individuals, banks and ...

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Pollution-control employee investigated over seemingly biased e-mails on Sandpiper oil pipeline

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said state regulatory officials will investigate a pollution-control employee who sent at least two e-mails regarding the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that the governor called unprofessional. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is looking into actions by Scott Lucas, a pollution-control employee in its Brainerd office, who made seemingly critical statements in e-mails on the ...

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Dakota Access Pipeline inches toward construction

The good news keeps flowing for Dakota Access LLC, but not so much for opponents. On Monday, the final order of approval for Dakota Access to construct the controversial oil pipeline in South Dakota was issued by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, and two days later the Illinois Commerce Commission unanimously approved its state’s portion of the 1,134-mile pipeline. With ...

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Illinois becomes second state to approve Bakken pipeline

Illinois has become the second state to approve a controversial interstate crude oil pipeline that is proposed to pass through Iowa.

Illinois has become the second state to approve a controversial interstate crude oil pipeline that is proposed to pass through Iowa. Spokesman Bob Gough confirmed the Illinois Commerce Commission voted 5-0 Wednesday to approve a permit for that state’s 177-mile segment of the pipeline. Dakota Access LLC, the Texas-based company proposing the $3.8 billion Bakken oil project, said in a ...

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