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UPDATED: STB hearing testimony shows little hope for timely fix

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Mikkel Pates | Agweek FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board made history in North Dakota Sept. 4, holding its first field hearing there, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time. STB Chairman Daniel R. Elliott II, a former transportation union lawyer, presided before a cramped ...

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Oil regulators: “They really do seem to be picking on us”

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Yesterday, the North Dakota Petroleum Council presented its study concerning the characteristics of Bakken crude to the Agricultural Commission. The Industrial Commission voted to schedule a hearing with the Department of Mineral Resources to gather input to help determine if steps are needed to reduce the volatility of Bakken crude at well sites following the ...

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North Dakota government sends 7.8 mil to boomtown schools

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The North Dakota oil boom has put strain on the communities near the Bakken shale in many different ways.  The rapid growth in population has been difficult to keep up with. Schools in particular are struggling because they have experienced a sudden burst of enrollment along with many issues associated with students living in ...

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Dalyrmple leads mock oil train disaster exercise

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he called on more than 150 officials to test and review the state’s emergency preparedness base on an oil train disaster in the state. Dalrymple participated in the four-hour exercise which required officials to respond to derailments and explosions of crude oil train cars in Bismarck and in Fargo. Related: ND may join ...

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Dalrymple: ND to use ‘every tool available’ to fight EPA emission rules: 21 states represented at summit in Bismarck to find common ground on rules

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By Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple vowed Wednesday to use “every tool available,” including potential legal action, to fight the federal government’s proposed tightening of emission standards for power plants and petroleum refineries. Speaking at a summit at Bismarck State College attended by state and industry officials from 21 energy-producing states and the District ...

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Governor ‘coming closer’ to special session decision

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By Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday he hadn’t made a decision on whether to call a special session to address infrastructure needs in western North Dakota. Dalrymple addressed the state’s business leaders Tuesday in Grand Forks as part of the Governor’s Business Forum. Dalrymple said he still needed to talk to “a few” more people ...

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Officials gather in North Dakota to discuss new EPA rules

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Agency and industry representatives from about two dozen states are meeting in Bismarck to discuss new federal clean air rules. The two-day summit begins Wednesday and is hosted by the state Health Department and Bismarck-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Organizers say the intent is to decide how states should respond to new federal Environmental Protection Agency requirements ...

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Dalrymple Projects Special Session Decision in April

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By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday he expects to decide sometime in April whether to call the state Legislature into special session to address pressing needs facing cities and counties affected by western North Dakota’s oil bonanza. And while he wouldn’t say which way he’s leaning, the Republican governor highlighted several short-term fixes – ...

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