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Bakken pipeline developer urges faster decision

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

The developer proposing a Bakken crude oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois wants Iowa regulators to decide on its hazardous liquid pipeline permit request by early January. That would be consistent with the Iowa Utilities Board’s estimate earlier this year of a decision by December or early January, but faster than the board’s most recent estimate of February. “We ...

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Legislative committee approves new oilfield waste rules

This handout photo from the Three Affiliated Tribes shows radioactive filters illegally dumped on the Fort Berthold reservation.

BISMARCK, N.D. — New oilfield waste rules will take effect in North Dakota with the new year. The Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee has approved rules that will allow certain landfills to accept waste with higher levels of radioactivity. Environmental Health Chief Dave Glatt has said the elevated standard is still safe for people and the environment, and that the rules ...

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Pipeline reclamation program fields 2 dozen complaints

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota program aimed at helping resolve disputes over pipeline reclamation has fielded about two dozen requests for help so far. The Legislature earlier this year created the pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight pilot program. It’s meant to help resolve disputes between pipeline companies and landowners or tenants. Twenty-three requests had been filed as of the ...

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Declining prices hit energy-producing states hard

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While other states were tightening their belts during the dark days of the Great Recession, Wyoming was socking away billions of dollars in energy revenues in the bank, building new schools and funding an endowment that offers college scholarships to its high school grads. But with the recent slide in energy prices, fuel-rich states like Wyoming and ...

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MDU Resources Group delays plan for diesel refinery in Minot

BISMARCK, N.D. — Developers of a recently completed diesel refinery near Dickinson say they’re delaying plans for a second factory in the Minot area due to market conditions. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners built the $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery near Dickinson. It began selling fuel in May but has lost money in its first ...

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North Dakota tax collections down for third month in a row

BISMARCK, N.D. — Depressed crude prices and a drop in oil drilling have decreased North Dakota’s expected tax collections for the third consecutive month. That’s spurring North Dakota budget writers to consider updating the state’s revenue forecast that was given to the Legislature in March. Data from the state Office of Management and Budget show tax revenues in October fell ...

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Supreme Court denies DNR appeal on Houston County mine

HOUSTON — A Department of Natural Resources decision on a Houston County mining operation was struck down in a final blow by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Last year, the DNR told mine owners Tracie and Michelle Erickson they needed a new conditional-use permit before they could operate their silica sand mine near the Houston and Fillmore County border in Yucatan ...

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Health Department taking public input on power plant rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health is looking for public input for a state plan to meet federal efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. The health agency is hosting the third in a series of meetings on Monday in Bismarck, the Bismarck Tribune reported. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule requires North Dakota ...

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