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North Dakota oil wells--more blowouts, less safety

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Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.:A recent article in the Fargo-Moorhead Forum reported that blowouts in North Dakota oil wells are "up significantly" from last year. Blowouts can lead to serious air and water pollution.   North Dakota has had 23 blowouts in the past 12 months....

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on Sep 04, 2013 at 08:30 PM

Being Green In A Red State

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wayde Schafer and his children stood atop a towering butte two decades ago and watched in the distance as a nodding...

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on Aug 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Interior Secretary Visits F...

Interior Secretary Visits Fracking Fields in North Dakota, But Many Questions Remain

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Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City:Brenda and Richard Jorgenson have farmed in the White Earth Valley of North Dakota for more than 30 years. They built a home in the valley’s sloping hillsides and planted crops around its native prairie grasses.  They have weathered the...

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on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM

'Flaring' Burns Nearly One-Third Of Drilled Gas, Wastes $100 Million Per Month, Study Says

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By Ernest Scheyder NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - Oil drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields are allowing nearly a third of the natural...

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on Jul 29, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Oil On The Tracks: The Crud...

Oil On The Tracks: The Crude-by-Rail Boom By the Numbers

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The tragic oil train explosion earlier this month in Lac-Megantic, Quebec has focused a spotlight on the growing role of rail in the transportation of North American crude. But even after that tragedy, the extent of rail’s expansion in transporting oil is still little understood by the typical driver at the pump.So DeSmog is going to dedicate a couple of posts expanding on an earlier post ab...

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on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:20 AM

State Department Approves International Gas Pipeline

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. State Department has approved construction of the North Dakota portion of a gas pipeline from Tioga into the Canadian...

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on Jul 16, 2013 at 02:22 PM

Insight: The fight for North Dakota's fracking-water market

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WATFORD CITY, North Dakota (Reuters) - In towns across North Dakota, the wellhead of the North American energy boom, the locals have taken to quoting the adage: "Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting."

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on May 19, 2013 at 09:50 PM

City of Minot (N.D.) receives $600K for property assessment, cleanup and redevelopment (ND)

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(Denver. Colorado—May 8, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the City of Minot as the recipient of $600,000 in Brownfields grant funds which will be used to assess and clean up properties downtown, including areas affected by the flooding of the Souris River in 2011. Today’s ...

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on May 08, 2013 at 12:51 PM

City of New Rockford (N.D.) receives $200K for cleanup of hospital site (ND)

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(Denver. Colorado—May 8, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the City of New Rockford as the recipient of a $200,000 Brownfields cleanup grant which will be used to remove contamination at the old New Rockford City Hospital site at 214 Second Avenue. Today’s announcement is p...

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on May 08, 2013 at 12:51 PM

D.A. Barber: The Energy Boom: American Indians Need Not Apply?

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It may sound a bit quixotic, but has the oil industry -- with profits on a clear upswing -- made a collaborative effort to reach out to the energy boom region's unemployed tribal members?

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on Apr 30, 2013 at 08:20 PM