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North Dakota energy: Big brother, dirty air, and oil exports

It’s North Dakota’s energy industry versus the federal government and low oil prices, but state and federal officials are confident that despite mounting regulations and the current market, energy development in North Dakota will remain a fixture. At the Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference in Bismarck last week, Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and ...

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ND delegation applauds House vote to lift ban on oil exports

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation are pleased the U.S. House has approved a bill to lift a 40-year U.S. ban on crude oil exports. The Republican-controlled House approved the measure Friday despite a White House veto threat. U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer voted for the proposal. The Republican from oil-rich North Dakota says the U.S. should use ...

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Fargo airport gets grant to attract new Seattle flights

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $500,000 to Fargo’s airport to help officials convince an airline to fly between the city and Seattle. North Dakota’s congressional delegation announced the funding Tuesday. The federal grant will be used to develop a new marketing program for Hector International Airport. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says the funding will help ...

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U.S. House panel passes bill to repeal oil export ban

WASHINGTON – A bill to repeal the U.S. ban on oil exports gained momentum on Thursday, when it passed a House of Representatives subcommittee, an intial step to overturn the 40-year-old trade restriction in the full chamber. The House Energy and Power subcommittee passed the bill by a voice vote. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas, ...

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says no run for North Dakota governor

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday that she won’t run for North Dakota governor, a setback for Democrats’ hopes of claiming the top office in the Republican-dominated state. Heitkamp said she has ruled out seeking the seat being vacated by Republican Jack Dalrymple, who announced Aug. 24 that he wouldn’t seek re-election because he wanted to spend ...

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ND Democrat Heitkamp backs Obama on Iran nuclear deal

BISMARCK, N.D. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced her support Thursday for President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, a politically risky move in a Republican-dominated state where she is weighing a run for governor. The deal now has the backing of 37 senators after Heitkamp and two Democratic colleagues joined the list on Thursday. Their support came one day ...

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EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states. The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. ...

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