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Public hearing planned for proposed North Dakota oil pipeline

STANLEY, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have slated a public hearing in Stanley on a proposed $18 million crude oil pipeline in Mountrail County. The North Dakota Public Service Commission will take testimony Jan. 12 on Sacagawea Pipeline Co.’s permit application for the new 8-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude oil pipeline and associated facilities. The pipeline would transport oil from ...

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Tribes, North Dakota fail to reach deal on oil tax agreement

BISMARCK, N.D. — Tribal officials on North Dakota’s oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation said Thursday they won’t sign off on a revenue sharing agreement with the state because of a new law that shaves the overall oil tax rate following the fall in crude prices. The Legislature in April passed the measure, which also abolishes some price-based incentives. Three Affiliated Tribes ...

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Williston might crack down on adult entertainment clubs

The Whispers strip club in Williston, North Dakota. (Image: Zach Koppang / Energy Media Group)

WILLISTON, N.D. — City commissioners in Williston are considering cracking down on adult entertainment venues. The Williston Herald reports that a public hearing is scheduled Jan. 12 on measures that might restrict the location of clubs with live adult entertainment and their ability to serve alcohol. Williston has two clubs on Main Street that have offered exotic dancing. They’re among the ...

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New Bakken refinery could bring jobs to Dickinson area

With the proposed Bakken refinery, Belfield, North Dakota might soon be the site of the second new refinery built in the United States since 1976.

The area west of Dickinson might soon get another diesel refinery, reports the Dickinson Press. California-based Meridian Energy Group Inc. says its focus on the development of what it’s dubbed the “Davis Refinery” is a reflection of its commitment to operating in the Bakken oil patch “with a commitment to the future and an eye to the big picture.” If ...

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Sanders’ grassroots campaign talks energy, Bakken pipeline in Iowa

2016 U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaking at a town meeting. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

In a crowded Ericson Library in Boone, Bernie Sanders’ grassroots campaign met with the public to show its support of the Democratic presidential candidate, and rally support against the Bakken pipeline. U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said Sanders is the right person to help them keep their land and bring more assistance in the future. “We’re picking the Iowa farmer,” ...

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New year brings changes in North Dakota oilfield waste rules

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

BISMARCK, N.D. — The new year comes with a new rule in North Dakota that allows elevated levels of oilfield radioactive waste to be disposed of at some landfills, a move regulators and industry officials believe will help curb illegal dumping. Environmental groups aren’t convinced and have threatened lawsuits over the new rule that takes effect Friday, saying the public ...

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