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What oil spill? Company responsible for Yellowstone River spill gets Bakken pipeline approval

The pipeline company responsible for the oil spills in the Yellowstone River and California Coast earlier this year has been granted permission from North Dakota state regulators to build a new crude oil pipeline in the southwest region of the state, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). An in-depth discussion was held with Bridger Pipeline LLC and the Public Service ...

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US senate committee probes pipeline safety after oil spills

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. Senate committee is holding a field hearing on pipeline safety following spills that fouled a Montana river and the coast of Southern California. Senators are examining whether the government has enough safety inspectors to manage a boom in U.S. energy production that’s led to a rise in oil pipeline accidents after years of declines. More ...

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BNSF moving 55 jobs to Laurel from Forsyth, Glendive

Burlington Northern Santa Fe is relocating 55 workers to Laurel this month from Glendive and Forsyth and planning other worker furloughs, rail officials said Wednesday. The move is an effort to consolidate operations to Laurel, the region’s largest rail yard, and reduce costs in response to a downturn in freight demands, BNSF officials said. The bulk of the shift, 45 ...

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Senators’ measure calls for pipeline river crossings study

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. Senate committee has approved a measure that requires federal transportation officials to report on the safety of pipelines that cross beneath rivers following two major oil spills into the Yellowstone River. Montana U.S. Senators Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, co-sponsored the amendment included Thursday in a Transportation Department funding bill. It ...

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Paddlefish snagged on Yellowstone test negative for oil

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says a January oil pipeline spill on the Yellowstone River did not affect paddlefish. The agency says muscle tissue and eggs from 30 paddlefish snagged this spring “have come back clear of any lingering effects” of oil exposure. State fisheries chief Greg Power says a nonprofit group that processes paddlefish ...

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Claims center established for river pipeline spill

BILLINGS, Mont. — A claims center has been set up in Glendive for people who suffered financial losses from a 30,000-gallon oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Pipeline owner Bridger Pipeline LLC of Casper, Wyo. will be responsible for any valid claims submitted. Claims can include costs from the removal of oil or damage to natural resources, loss of profits ...

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