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ND lawmakers react to Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits

The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota in this undated photograph released on January 18, 2012. TransCanada Corporation Handout Photo

Last week, the company that proposed the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, TransCanada, filed legal challenges to the United States’ rejection of the project. One of the lawsuits will seek more than $15 billion in damages. In November, President Obama vetoed the pipeline despite approval from both the House and the Senate. The administration claimed the project would undermine ...

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ND Petroleum Council: Vote will lift oil export ban to provide long-term benefits, energy security

Bismarck, N.D. – The vote in the United States Senate and House of Representatives to lift the ban on crude oil exports will strengthen the nation’s national security, keep energy prices low for consumers and help add stability to an otherwise volatile commodity market said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “The petroleum sector has been an ...

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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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ND delegation slams new power plant greenhouse gas limits

BISMARCK, N.D. — President Barack Obama’s effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing sharp criticism from North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the new Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive up the cost of electricity at the expense of ratepayers and hurt the state’s economy. Hoeven says ...

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