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Enbridge Misses Deadline To Clean up Ruptured Aquifer Site in Minnesota

Willow River/”Honor the Earth” Facebook MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. The DNR had given the company until Friday to repair the damage to the artesian aquifer near Clearbrook. Regulators will…

Judge sides with company in royalties dispute with state

BISMARCK, N.D. – A judge has sided with a Houston-based energy company in a dispute with North Dakota involving oil and natural gas royalties. Northwest District Court Judge Robin Schmidt’s ruling could affect several other drillers that allegedly owe the state millions of dollars in payments, the biggest portion of which is meant to support public education. The ruling stems…

North Dakota oil executive pleads guilty in fraud scheme

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A former North Dakota oilfield executive has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for misleading shareholders about his company’s value, in a scheme that eventually forced it to go bankrupt and led to more than $886 million in losses. Joseph Kostelecky, of Dickinson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count each of wire fraud and securities fraud.  The…

Minnesota company expands oil well ownership in North Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota company says it will expand its ownership in a fleet of oil wells in North Dakota. Minnetonka-based Northern Oil and Gas will pay Texas-based Comstock Resources $154 million on the new properties, which are expected to produce 4,500 barrels of oil per day. Comstock Resources is controlled by Jerry Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys football…

North Dakota sues Biden over oil, gas lease suspension

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota has sued the Biden administration over its suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. President Joe Biden shut down oil and gas lease sales from the nation’s public lands and waters in his first days in office, citing worries about climate change. The lawsuit claims the move is unlawful and…

New Mexico threatens North Dakota’s oil ranking

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota has ranked as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer for nine years, but it’s on the verge of losing that status because oil production is soaring in New Mexico. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday that New Mexico produced 1.16 million barrels of oil per day in March, while North Dakota’s daily oil output that…

“Treaty People Gathering” prepare for protest Monday in Northern Minnesota

More than 1000 Water Protectors and Indigenous Leaders for Treaty People are calling for the enbridge line 3 pipeline to be discontinued

MENAHGA, Minn. (KVRR)- “Pipelines go straight and rivers don’t,” said Winona LaDuke. The line 3 pipeline is making headlines once again in Minnesota as water protectors are calling for it to be shut down. “Cause you know this is a 915,000 barrel a day Tarzan pipeline project. This is the largest tar sand pipeline project in the world and the…