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Watford City, Dunseith airports awarded $400K in grants

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WASHINGTON — After a visit from the Federal Aviation Administration’s top official, North Dakota airports are getting more attention and money, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday. The Watford City Airport Authority has been awarded $327,309 for apron pavement rehabilitation, the senator’s office announced in a press release. The International Peace Garden Airport near Dunseith will also get $85,999 for pavement ...

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U.S. Census Director touring N.D. to see booming population firsthand

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By Nadya Faulx , The Dickinson Press U.S Census Director John Thompson is touring North Dakota this week to witness the state’s booming population for himself after an invitation from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. Thompson will make stops in Fargo, Bismarck and Williston on his three-day trip, which will include meeting with local officials from western towns and Native American leaders. “I’m ...

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Keystone delay hits ND Dems

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Rob Port | Bakken.com contributor Last week came news of yet another delay in the Obama administration’s interminable regulatory dithering on the Keystone XL pipeline project. This latest punt will, conveniently, take the decision date for the pipeline beyond the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans were quick to point to the news as yet more evidence of President Obama abusing his ...

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US senators turn up pressure on inspector numbers

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By Kyle Potter WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. senators, including North Dakota Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, are pushing to put more federal railroad inspectors in the field. Boosting inspector numbers — which haven’t grown in the Bakken region even as oil production and crude-by-rail traffic has boomed — has become a top priority for federal officials and ...

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Letter: Coal vital to mix of energy

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By: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp When asked why I am so passionate about making sure our energy policies work for coal, I point out two numbers: 80 and 13,000. Coal provides nearly 80 percent of North Dakota’s electricity and supports more than 13,000 jobs in our state. Abundant, affordable coal-generated electricity is vitally important to North Dakotans now, and will be for ...

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Keystone XL: How long can you beat a dead horse?

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WILLISTON, N.D. – While many say the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline has dimmed for the Bakken, North Dakota congressional leaders continue to call for its approval, citing its creation of jobs and promotion of North American energy security. Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of TransCanada’s application to the U.S. State Department for the 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta to ...

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What is happening with the Keystone XL pipeline?

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What is happening with the Keystone XL pipeline? As Congress convenes hearings on President Obama’s climate change initiatives (Wednesday), marks the fifth anniversary of the Keystone XL pipeline’s non-approval (Thursday), and takes in the president’s deadline for stronger rules on coal plant emissions (Friday), environmental groups are staging an impromptu Climate Week inside the Beltway—and out. As video has become ...

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Interior Secretary praises North Dakota anti-pollution efforts

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During a trip to survey booming oil development in North Dakota, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she saw evidence that energy companies are working aggressively to pare greenhouse gas emissions ahead of federal regulations. During her two-day visit to North Dakota, Jewell visited an oil rig working for Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, a major operator in the Bakken and Three ...

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Fracking regulations pit ND against DC

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North Dakota’s The Bakken shale, and how 1 picture tells the whole story. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though North Dakota has in times past had lower joblessness rates when compared to the remainder of the country, it barely felt a bump in the road with the start of the Great Recession. Not only have the number of jobs enhanced ...

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A peek into the Great Plains Synfuels Plant

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BEULAH, N.D.—”I’ll tell you some chemistry fundamentals that are really important for CO2.” Almost everything that Dale Johnson, who manages the massive industrial facility I was visiting, said after that I didn’t quite understand, although a few times I acted like I did. What I did understand was that this facility, the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, is rare—the only one ...

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