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Man camp gets preliminary approval in Mercer County

Target Logistics, Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. Exterior structures at dusk/dawn.

STANTON, N.D. — A company has received preliminary approval for a man camp between Hazen and Beulah to house workers building a $500 million urea fertilizer plant in the area. The Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a plan by Civeo Corp. to move unused oil patch units from Dickinson into Coal Country on Thursday night. Planning official Wes ...

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More than 1,400 intervenors want to be part of PennEast Pipeline process

By Thursday evening’s deadline, more than 1,400 individuals, governmental bodies and other entities filed as intervenors to PennEast Pipeline’s proposed 114-mile natural gas pipeline. The status is important for those who oppose the project because it makes them a party to the proceedings and allows them to appeal any decisions made by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the independent agency ...

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Mercer County joins the “block PennEast” list

Mercer County is the latest county to join several landowners who have created a list in hopes to block the PennEast Pipeline LLC from surveying property to construction the natural gas pipeline. As reported by State Impact Pennsylvania, “The county, which has opposed the project since last year, told PennEast yesterday that the company would no longer have access to ...

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North Dakota regulators approve coal mine permit

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a permit revision for a new coal mine in the west-central part of the state. Regulators last year approved the permit for Coyote Creek Mining Co., a subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based North American Coal Corp. The PSC on Wednesday amended the permit to add another 342 acres to for ...

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PSC approves solar power project

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Public Service Commission has approved solar power project planned by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric in Mercer County. A statement from the PSC says it authorized the utilities on Friday to build a 10-megawatt solar array at the E.W. Brown Generating Station, which would produce enough power to supply about 8,000 homes. It will ...

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Feds admit PennEast Pipeline to streamlined review process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the PennEast Pipeline, a 108-mile natural gas transmission line that would bisect Northampton County, for a streamlined public input and government review process called pre-filing. “We believe that beginning the Commission’s review of this proposal prior to the receipt of your application will greatly improve our ability to identify issues early and address ...

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Williams residents: Don’t let pipeline ruin scenery

At a meeting more than 100 people attended, Williams Township residents said they don’t want to see their hillsides and farmland changed to accommodate a 100-mile natural gas pipeline. Wednesday’s supervisors meeting was standing-room only as PennEast Pipeline representatives answered questions about their proposed $1 billion, 105-mile natural gas pipeline. The pipeline would stretch from Wilkes-Barre to Mercer County, N.J., ...

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Oil production counties at the top of ND list

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — High-paying jobs in North Dakota‘s booming oil patch helped bump the state’s average annual wage by 10 percent last year to nearly $46,000 though the state continues to lag behind the national average, a Job Service analysis showed. “We’re seeing pretty incredible increases,” Job Service North Dakota research analyst Michael Ziesch said Wednesday. “We’re slightly behind ...

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