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North Dakota energy: Big brother, dirty air, and oil exports

It’s North Dakota’s energy industry versus the federal government and low oil prices, but state and federal officials are confident that despite mounting regulations and the current market, energy development in North Dakota will remain a fixture. At the Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference in Bismarck last week, Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and ...

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Reworked ND budget unlikely despite decreased oil dollars

BISMARCK, N.D. — Depressed crude prices and a drop in oil drilling have decreased North Dakota’s expected tax collections by about $60 million in in the first three months of the state’s current budget cycle, but the governor and the state’s top budget writer have said it’s too early to consider trimming spending plans. With about $6 billion in various ...

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Officials celebrate completion of Williston bypass

WILLISTON, N.D. — A 13-mile-long bypass designed to divert regional truck traffic around the western edge of Williston has been completed. The $150 million four-lane bypass routes truck traffic west of Williston, connecting U.S. Highway 85 and U.S. Highway 2. Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the Williston bypass will provide a safer and more efficient roadway for both regional and local ...

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North Dakota set to extend deadline for gas flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is poised to give the energy industry up to two extra years to curb the amount of natural gas burned off at oil wells, a move that would ease worries pipeline construction delays make it impossible to meet aggressive flaring standards. Governor Jack Dalrymple and the two other members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission ...

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North Dakota drone test site inks 5-year contract with NASA

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota’s unmanned aircraft test site has signed a research contract with NASA. The agency has agreed to pay the Northern Plains UAS Test Site nearly $198,000 to support a drone traffic management project. Officials say the five-year contract could include additional funding from NASA. The North Dakota test site is one of six in the ...

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Co-chairs chosen to head fundraising for governor’s mansion

BISMARCK, N.D. — A state Republican party official and a freshman Democratic state representative will co-chair a committee tasked with raising $1 million in private donations that will go toward the construction of a new $5 million home for North Dakota’s first family. Jim Poolman, a former GOP legislator and state insurance commissioner from Bismarck, and Rep. Pamela Anderson, a ...

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Pipe staged ahead of permits for proposed ND oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — Mountainous piles of steel pipe are being staged across four states in anticipation of building the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move crude from North Dakota’s prolific oil patch. But stockpiling the pipe is a gamble for the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion, 1,130-mile project that still needs approval from regulators ...

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