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North Dakota’s US attorney resigns for private practice role

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon said Tuesday that he is stepping down as North Dakota’s top federal prosecutor to return to private practice. Purdon, 46, said he’s proud of the way his office has tackled crime during a period of unprecedented population and economic growth, including improving safety on American Indian reservations and taking on crime in the ...

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Warm weather complicates cleanup of brine spill

Temperatures reaching the 50s in the oil patch may be relief to some, but the warmer weather is hindering cleanup efforts at the site of a major pipeline leak. The Forum News Service (FNS) reports that melting snow pack and increased water flow is making it difficult to collect the contamination in Blacktail Creek, according to David Glatt of the ...

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OSHA investigating Bakken oil patch death

The North Dakota oil patch has lost another oil and gas worker, according to The Bismarck Tribune. An employee for C&D Oilfield Services who has not been identified was found dead on January 15 on the catwalk of an oil well tank battery, says Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Area Director Eric Brooks. OSHA is currently investigating the incident. ...

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Williston updating comprehensive plan due to rapid growth

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials are updating a comprehensive plan for Williston that is just a few years old, saying the original plan did not take into account the rapid growth that the oil patch hub has experienced. The updated plan will address regional land use, transportation and economic development, the Williston Herald reported. It is being written by representatives of ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 8, 2015 Not time to give up on Bakken It didn’t take long for Watford City’s Alco store to be repurposed. Home of Economy, a solid business name in North Dakota since 1939, has stepped in and will open a new store there later this month. With oil prices tanking and North Dakota residents trying ...

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More than 700 spills reported in Colorado in 2014

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A toxic release summary from the Center for Western Priorities (CWP) reported that 712 oil and chemical spills occurred in 2014 — amounting to two spills each day in the state. The center gathered its data from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). “The Oil and Gas Task Force has a rare opportunity to provide leadership and strike ...

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