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Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented

Dakota Access, pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux’s effort to block a four-state oil pipeline got a lifeline when the federal government temporarily stopped the project, a move some say likely may forever change the way all energy infrastructure projects are reviewed in the future. Just minutes after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s attempt ...

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North Dakota tribe’s request to stop work on pipeline denied

pipeline protest, Dakota Access Pipeline

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s attempt to halt construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline near their North Dakota reservation was denied Friday by a federal judge. The tribe had challenged the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to grant permits at more than 200 water crossings for Dallas-based Energy Transfer ...

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North Dakota pipeline construction halted until court date

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Developers of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline have agreed to halt construction near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota until a federal court hearing next week in Washington, D.C. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing federal regulators for approving permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline that will move oil from North Dakota ...

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North Dakota PSC approved $2.1B in projects in 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission last year approved $2.1 billion worth of energy-related projects. The PSC says that’s down from $2.7 billion in 2014 but up $1 billion from 2013. The three-member panel regulates coal mining, land reclamation, pipelines, electric and gas utilities, grain elevators, telecommunications and auctioneers. A big part of its recent workload has involved ...

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ND regulators holding work session on proposed pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding an informal work session on a $3.8 million pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois. The three-member panel recently completed public hearings in Mandan, Killdeer and Williston on the Dakota Access project, which is the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move North Dakota crude. The PSC will talk about ...

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Coalition of labor groups opposes North Dakota oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — A coalition of four labor groups says a company proposing a crude oil pipeline in southwest North Dakota can’t be trusted to build and operate the line safely. Officials with Laborers International Union of North America say they will testify in opposition to the project at a public hearing Thursday in Belfield. The 15-mile-long pipeline is being ...

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4-state pipeline project gets OK for large crude terminal

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — A company proposing a $3.8 billion oil pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois has received permission for a large crude terminal near Watford City, along with heavy criticism for what some landowners say is arrogance. The McKenzie County Commission on Tuesday approved zoning for the terminal, one of six planned in the North Dakota oil ...

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Enbridge: Bakken pipeline to be completed by 2017

Enbridge may soon double the amount of oil it exports from North Dakota once the Sandpiper Pipeline comes online, reports KX News. Preliminary construction of the 600-mile pipeline will begin in North Dakota this summer with more than 3,000 people working on the project. The current timeline for completion projects the line will begin moving 225-thousand barrels of oil per ...

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