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Groups want Minnesota regulators to reconsider Sandpiper pipeline route

Three environmental groups and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe have asked state regulators to reconsider its decision on a proposed crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, arguing that environmental risks and tribal rights haven’t been fully considered. Requests by the band, Friends of the Headwaters, Honor the Earth, and the Carlton County Land Stewards set the stage for potential ...

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Pipeline battles coming to a head on 3 fronts in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Battles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a “Tar Sands Resistance March” to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline. Organizers including ...

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Oil, water spills in Mountrail County

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified earlier today of a minor oil and frac water spill 11 miles northeast of White Earth in Mountrail County. Three barrels of oil and 500 barrels of frac water were released due to a tank overflow.  One barrel is the equivalent of 31.5 gallons. ...

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Clip: Perspective on the Oil Boom through Young Eyes

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ The Williston Basin’s extreme social and economic change since the beginning Bakken oil boom has been a commonly explored topic throughout all types of media. Homelessness, ranching, environmental concerns, man camps, and overall social impact are all commonly explored topics. In the documentary White Earth all of these issues are looked at. Though not through ...

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