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Zoning action delayed again on proposed $850M oil refinery

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Billings County leaders have once again delayed a decision on whether to approve an $850 million oil refinery on a 700-acre site only about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. Houston-based Meridian Energy Group Inc. said the delay could prevent construction from starting this summer. Meridian plans a 55,000-barrel-per-day refinery between ...

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County wants more details on Bakken oil refinery proposed near park

Pictured here is the Oxbow Overlook in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. If approved, a proposed refinery would be located only three miles from the park. (Image: NPCA Photos via Flickr)

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Billings County leaders want more information before deciding whether to approve a proposed Bakken oil refinery about 3 miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. The county’s planning and zoning board last month recommended approval of the $850 million plant, but the County Commission on Tuesday delayed taking action. Houston-based Meridian Energy Group ...

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

FILE - In this June 2, 2013 file photo, the Jefferson Memorial is seen from the Washington Monument in Washington. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, it faces billions of dollars in delayed maintenance for projects ranging from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to making sure the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing. Long-delayed projects range from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to making sure the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin to improving roads at Yosemite National ...

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North Dakota oil producers, regulators spar over new rules

FARGO, N.D.  – North Dakota’s oil producers and their federal regulators spared at an industry conference on Tuesday over a raft of new rules with broad implications for energy development, the latest escalation in a war of words that has both parties aiming to sway public opinion. The public spat at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting comes as ...

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National park in North Dakota to host astronomy festival

MEDORA, N.D. — Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the city of Medora are hosting an astronomy festival this month. The park in western North Dakota has scheduled the third annual Dakota Nights Astronomy Festival for Sept. 11-13. This year’s guest speakers are Craig Howe, who is the director of the South Dakota-based Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, ...

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Non-profit launches oil and gas tracking app

FracTracker Alliance has announced the release of its free iPhone app which is designed to gather and share experiences related to oil and gas drilling across the United States. Innovation can be seen across the oil and gas industry, and with increasing activity in unconventional drilling across the nation, FracTracker is offering a novel way for citizens to track, monitor, ...

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National park in ND proposes fee increases

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MEDORA, N.D.— Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is soliciting public feedback on planned fee increases. The National Park Service has proposed doubling the per-vehicle cost to enter the park from $10 in 2014 to $20 in May 2015. The fee would increase to $25 by 2017. Annual park passes would rise from $20 to $40 in 2015 ...

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Fighting to keep the oil boom out of North Dakota park

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Pam Louwagie | Star Tribune THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. — From the vista where Valerie Naylor stands, the scenery is undeniably spectacular: Sculpted hills with layers of beige sandstone and ribbons of gray coal, pockets of cottonwood trees and junipers rustling, the serpentine Little Missouri River shimmering below. Most visitors who come to the Oxbow Overlook feel its serenity. But ...

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Might be on the move: Yellowstone American bison may relocate to North, South Dakota

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Michael Hricik | The Dickinson Press In the early 1800s, an estimated 40 million American bison roamed in the wild. Today, more than 500,000 remain, following decades of hunting by Native Americans and European settlers that edged bison closer to extinction. The U.S. Department of the Interior is taking steps to multiply the animals on public lands — targeting areas in ...

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