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Enbridge is completing the $69 million pipeline in North Dakota

Work began in August on the pipeline and is coming to a close today

PEMBINA, N.D.- Enbridge’s $69 million Line 3 replacement project is wrapping up in North Dakota. Over 400 construction workers started on the job in August. The 12-mile replacement line uses state-of-the-art steel and new technology to enhance safety and environmental protection. Canadian and Wisconsin portions are already in service. This leaves the 337-mile section in Minnesota left to replace. “We’re…

Two Produced Water Spills Release about 500 Barrels in North Dakota

The NDDEQ says it is inspecting both sites and will continue to monitor the investigation

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reported two separate produced oil spills in northwestern North Dakota on Tuesday. A valve failure on a well pad in McKenzie County was the cause of the first spill that occurred on January 11. Landtech Enterprises, the operator of the well, estimates approximately 290 barrels of produced water spilled with about four…

Governor Doug Burgum Talks Keystone Oil Spill Response Efforts

The Governor talked with TC energy CEO Russell Girling and the Department of Environmental Quality about finding out what caused the spill and solutions to fix it.

FARGO N.D — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum calls for quick action after the Keystone pipeline dumped over 9 thousand barrels of oil near Edinburg. The Governor talked with TC energy CEO Russell Girling and the Department of Environmental Quality about finding out what caused the spill and solutions to fix it. Burgum says the state is investigating if record…

Company Seeks Permits to Expand Pipeline in North Dakota

The proposed Bridger Expansion project included two separate oil pipelines.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Wyoming company is seeking permits and landowner permission to expand its pipeline network to carry crude from that state and North Dakota to a hub in Oklahoma. Casper-based Bridger Pipeline LLC launched a website this week with information for landowners and others. The proposed Bridger Expansion project included two separate oil pipelines. One straddles North Dakota and Montana…

Warren Pledges to Revoke DAPL, Keystone XL Permits

Warren pledged that if elected, energy projects that impact Indian Country would not be allowed to proceed without consent.

FARGO, ND – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she wants to cancel the federal permits for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. In a tweet Friday, the Massachusetts senator said “when tribal concerns have conflicted with corporate profits or resource extraction, tribes lose.” Warren pledged that if elected, energy projects that impact Indian Country would not be…

Another Pipeline Announces Expansion in North Dakota

It's the third announcement of a major pipeline project in the state over the past month.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Another pipeline could soon be carrying more Bakken oil out of North Dakota. It’s the third announcement of a major pipeline project in the state over the past month. The latest involves the Hiland Crude system. Its operator, Kinder Morgan, is evaluating just how much more capacity it will need based on the level of interest…

Two Minnesota Agencies Not Ready For Permits For Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

The proposed pipeline will run from Canada to Superior, Wisconsin through several northern Minnesota counties

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources will not release draft permits for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. They are waiting until a better environmental impact statement is approved, as ordered by the court. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled the environmental impact statement for…

Both Sides Fill Hearing For Enbridge Energy’s Northern Minnesota Replacement Pipeline

The pipeline would replace the deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Passions ran high as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on whether to approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for a pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota. The pipeline would replace the deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline. A crowd that was about evenly divided filled the hearing room this morning in St. Paul. People held signs outside reading,…

North Dakota Could Sue Federal Government Over Protest Costs

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to file a claim

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota could go after the federal government to recoup costs from policing the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he plans to file a claim with the Army Corps of Engineers and possibly other federal agencies. If it’s rejected, the state might sue. Protests in 2016 and 2017 brought thousands of pipeline…

Keystone Opponents Want Access to Documents Related to Project’s Approval

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to see emails and other documents related to President Trump’s approval of the project. Canadian environmentalists who have sued to stop the nearly 1200 mile TransCanada pipeline say the documents could bolster their case that Trump’s decision was arbitrary and therefore illegal. Government attorneys say the disputed documents…