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What oil spill? Company responsible for Yellowstone River spill gets Bakken pipeline approval

The pipeline company responsible for the oil spills in the Yellowstone River and California Coast earlier this year has been granted permission from North Dakota state regulators to build a new crude oil pipeline in the southwest region of the state, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). An in-depth discussion was held with Bridger Pipeline LLC and the Public Service ...

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US senate committee probes pipeline safety after oil spills

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. Senate committee is holding a field hearing on pipeline safety following spills that fouled a Montana river and the coast of Southern California. Senators are examining whether the government has enough safety inspectors to manage a boom in U.S. energy production that’s led to a rise in oil pipeline accidents after years of declines. More ...

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Senators’ measure calls for pipeline river crossings study

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. Senate committee has approved a measure that requires federal transportation officials to report on the safety of pipelines that cross beneath rivers following two major oil spills into the Yellowstone River. Montana U.S. Senators Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, co-sponsored the amendment included Thursday in a Transportation Department funding bill. It ...

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North Dakota increases oil well inspections on flood threat

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators increased oil well inspections Wednesday because of flood threats and have told operators near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers to take precautions. Four nearby wells that have flooded in the past were being shut down as a precaution. Forecasters said recent rains could cause the water level near Williston to exceed ...

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North Dakota orders oil wells shut in over flooding concerns

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil regulators ordered small, privately held Zavanna LLC to shut in oil wells near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers on Wednesday after more than 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) of rain raised flooding concerns. The state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) said it was concerned that the confluence, near the state oil capital ...

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Paddlefish snagged on Yellowstone test negative for oil

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says a January oil pipeline spill on the Yellowstone River did not affect paddlefish. The agency says muscle tissue and eggs from 30 paddlefish snagged this spring “have come back clear of any lingering effects” of oil exposure. State fisheries chief Greg Power says a nonprofit group that processes paddlefish ...

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Amidst an oil boom, North Dakota produces premium caviar

North Dakota is known globally not just for prolific oil production, but also, it turns out, for caviar. A distinctly American version of the salty delicacy prized for centuries by Russian czars gets its start each May in the cool waters where the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers converge, the same spot where explorers Lewis and Clark camped two centuries ago. ...

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