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What exactly is driving the Dakota Access protests?

Dakota Access Protest. Photo: Fibonacci Blue via Fickr.

Here in the Bakken, most people have at least some idea of what’s going on with the protests against the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock reservation, and most of those people have at least some opinion about whether or not the pipeline project should be finished. But the protests have now spread to news outlets across the nation, ...

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Bakken Pipeline financing complete, share sold to pay debt

In this May 9, 2015 file photo, pipes for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline are stacked at a staging area in Worthing, S.D.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Companies building an oil pipeline from North Dakota across the Midwest into Texas say they’ve completed project financing and sold a share of the pipeline to another company to pay down the debt. Energy Transfer Partners, Sunoco Logistics Partners and Phillips 66 said Tuesday they completed borrowing the remaining $2.5 billion needed to complete the ...

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Work on Dakota Access begins in Iowa, protesters vow nonviolent acts

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Work has begun in Iowa on an oil pipeline despite repeated attempts by landowners and environmental groups to stop it, a spokeswoman for the Texas company building the pipeline said Thursday. The Iowa Utilities Board signed a final order Wednesday allowing construction on the $3.8 billion, 1,150-mile pipeline that spans four states, and work began ...

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Iowa Utilities Board begins deliberating Bakken pipeline

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Utilities Board is meeting to consider whether to approve a hazardous liquid pipeline permit for an oil pipeline that will stretch 346 miles across the state diagonally from the northwest to the southeast. Texas-based Dakota Access is building the so-called Bakken pipeline to carry a half-million barrels of oil per day from North Dakota ...

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Sanders’ grassroots campaign talks energy, Bakken pipeline in Iowa

2016 U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking at a town meeting. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

In a crowded Ericson Library in Boone, Bernie Sanders’ grassroots campaign met with the public to show its support of the Democratic presidential candidate, and rally support against the Bakken pipeline. U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said Sanders is the right person to help them keep their land and bring more assistance in the future. “We’re picking the Iowa farmer,” ...

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Minnesota Supreme Court backs Sandpiper pipeline opponents

The Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, declining to review a Court of Appeals decision requiring an environmental impact statement for the project. In an order Tuesday, the high court without comment denied petitions by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and an Enbridge Energy subsidiary to hear ...

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State regulators to decide on Dakota Access pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota regulators are expected to decide Monday whether to grant a construction permit for a pipeline that will cross through the state as it carries oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The 1,130-mile Dakota Access Pipeline proposed by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners would move at least 450,000 barrels of crude daily from the Bakken oil patch ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

In case you missed them, here are the top five headlines from Bakken.com for the week of November 15th through the 21st. Enjoy! 5. North Dakota oil well backlog eclipses 1,000 for first time The number of oil wells in North Dakota that have been drilled but not fracked eclipsed 1,000 for the first time in September, as producers delayed ...

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