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How much of our oil industry is going up in smoke?

up in smoke

An epiphany struck when the train collision occurred just outside of Casselton, ND at the end of 2013: Bakken oil is very explosive.  America started worrying about the volatility of Bakken oil and started investigating the cause and looking for an answer that would ensure safe transportation of the countries large quantities of crude. Casselton’s troubles struck just six months ...

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New Obama adviser will not work on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline. Podesta founded the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, and has spoken out against the ...

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


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?


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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President Obama absent from North Dakota


DICKINSON, N.D.—North Dakota is like an overachieving child who attracts the attention of everyone—except Dad. The oil boom taking over western North Dakota and transforming America’s energy landscape has prompted visits from people around the world—Germany, Turkey, Japan, Dubai, and elsewhere—to see what they can learn and how they can benefit. President Obama, however, has not visited the state since ...

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