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Emergency responders prepare for Mississippi River oil spill in three-day exercise


Nearly 100 emergency responders from federal, state and local agencies in three states will spend three days this week training for how to handle a large oil spill on the Mississippi River. In field drills, crews will practice deploying booms to contain a spill, how to collect oil-covered wildlife as well as organization and communication. Emergency crews took part in ...

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Cities struggle to address oil trains without any authority


Depending on who you ask, oil trains fall somewhere between rolling time bombs with the potential to lay waste to our entire region and being just one more line item on an already long list of dangerous chemicals lumbering down the tracks toward economic prosperity and energy independence. Still, many across the spectrum worry about the consequences of unprecedentedly long ...

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SM Energy buys Bakken assets, names new CEO

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SM Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration company, will appoint a new chief executive officer when the current company head retires early next year, according to a report by the Denver Business Journal. Javan D. Ottoson will take the position on Jan. 15 of next year. He was named SM’s president in October 2012 and had been serving as ...

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Central figure in murder-for-hire case pleads not guilty

John Stucke |  Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) Wearing leg shackles and an orange jumpsuit, James T. Henrikson pleaded not guilty Friday to hiring a hit man to kill two people over business dealings in North Dakota’s booming oil patch. Federal prosecutors may pursue a death penalty case against Henrikson, who is accused in an 11-count murder-for-hire case of ordering the contract ...

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Lawsuit filed against Bakken strip clubs


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Brandon J. Hale, an attorney in Williston, ND announced on Tuesday that a class action lawsuit has been filed against the city’s two strip clubs. Hale will be advancing the suit which claims that clubs in the area do not pay their dancers regular wages and claim them as independent contractors. He stated in ...

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Live webcast of Bakken crude hearing today


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota congressman Kevin Cramer recently announced that there would be a hearing in Washington D.C to discuss the properties of Bakken crude. The controversial topic is up for debate again because the state’s government is discussing passing a mandate that would require oil companies to process their crude to a certain extent before ...

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Bakken boom births high class club

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Ten years ago, the last place a suit would be required to enter an establishment would have been Williston North Dakota, let alone paying a $5,000 members fee. But times have changed and now, on Main Street in Williston, a business-minded individual (who is properly dressed for the occasion) can escape the presence of ...

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ND environmental groups request release of preliminary waste report

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media In response to radioactive waste found illegally dumped in isolated areas of North Dakota, two environmental groups are requesting the immediate release of a preliminary draft of a study regarding the safety and handling of radioactive waste, according to a recent report by the Forum News Service. The groups, Dakota Resource Council and the ...

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