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North Dakota Oil Spill Cleanup Continues, 1 Year After Tesoro Pipeline Rupture

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — One year after a pipeline rupture flooded a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota with more than 20,000 barrels of crude, Tesoro Corp. is still working around the clock cleaning up the oil spill — one of the largest to happen onshore in U.S. history.Cleanup costs have soared from the company's original estimate of $4 million to a forecast of more than $20 million, and i...

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on Oct 20, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Kemps, LLC agrees to resolve risk management violation at Fargo, North Dakota dairy processing facility (MT)

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(Denver, Colo. - September 15, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Kemps, LLC has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $57,000 to resolve Clean Air Act violations associated with the company?s failure to submit a risk management plan at its facility at 200 20th street in...

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on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:50 PM

Safety of Citizens in Bomb Train Blast Zones in Hands of North Dakota Politicians

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When North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer was asked recently if it was scientifically possible to make Bakken crude oil safer by stripping out the explosive natural gas liquids with a process like oil stabilization, his response was quite telling.“So scientifically can you do it? Sure, but you have to look at it holistically and consider all of the other elements including economics, and is th...

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on Sep 06, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Coffee shop on honor system...

Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.

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on Aug 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Preserving the Legacy of No...

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

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Theodore Roosevelt never foresaw unprecedented human population pressures and certainly not Big Oil on the horizon when he first became enraptured by the North Dakota Badlands. The former President and Father of Conservation's Elkhorn Ranch is preserved within the boundaries of the national park that bears his name, and three of North America's most charismatic species inhabit the 70,416 acre e...

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on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:50 AM

Tesoro Begins Cleanup of Massive Oil Pipeline Spill in North Dakota (PHOTOS)

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Though the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to popular backlash, oil and related hazardous materials continue to flow through the United States on trains and through pipelines. Increasingly these pipelines leak, contaminating the surrounding neighborhoods, rivers, and wheat fields with hazardous cancer-causing chemicals like benzene.Last year in North Dakota, a Tesoro pipeline carrying...

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on Aug 01, 2014 at 08:20 PM
North Dakota's Oil And Gas ...

North Dakota's Oil And Gas Boom Has Brought Prosperity, But Critics Wonder About The Costs

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This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.This report is part of a joint project by the Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate NewsBISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Heritage Center makes for a jarring sight in this Midwestern prairie capital. The newly-expanded museum consists of four interlocki...

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:20 PM
N.D. Pipeline Leaks 1 Milli...

N.D. Pipeline Leaks 1 Million Gallons of Saltwater Into Lake That Provides Drinking Water For American Indian Reservation

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MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday.Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked about 24,000 barrels, or ju...

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on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM
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Oil's New Manifest Destiny Stalks the Great Plains of North Dakota

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The maps. It was initially all about the maps. But it is geography that unites and divides.As we began our journey with Honor the Earth to check out the proposed route of the Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline through the Great Plains of North Dakota, we picked up US 2 in northwestern Minnesota. What Longfellow might call the remnants of the "forest primeval" hugged the gently rolling roadsi...

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on Jul 01, 2014 at 07:50 PM
First Nation Stands Alone a...

First Nation Stands Alone as Oil Floods North Dakota and Obama Visits

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Waiting for Obama at Cannon Ball ND (Photo: Chase Iron Eyes)The full June moon known to First Nation peoples as the Strawberry Moon crept over the trees in the east as the sun set over the Sitting Bull memorial at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. President Obama was scheduled to meet with the tribal council the following day in nearby Cannon Ball, but other than a few tribal flags along Hi...

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on Jun 18, 2014 at 05:20 PM