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Bakken Oil Express pipeline starts up July 1: Pipeline will connect Killdeer, Dickinson

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bakken Oil Express’s crude oil pipeline between Killdeer and Dickinson will be operational July 1.
The 38-mile pipeline begins in Killdeer, collecting oil from trucks at a pumping station, and sends the crude south to BOE’s rail hub southwest of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bakken Oil Express pipeline starts up July 1: Pipeline will connect Killdeer, Dickinson

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bakken Oil Express’s crude oil pipeline between Killdeer and Dickinson will be operational July 1.
The 38-mile pipeline begins in Killdeer, collecting oil from trucks at a pumping station, and sends the crude south to BOE’s rail hub southwest of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Date set for Infinity Wind public hearing

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Public Service Commission will host a public hearing later this month for a proposed wind energy project on the border of Stark and Morton counties.
The hearing will be held May 12 at 10 a.m. CDT at the Hebron Community Center.
Inf…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC approves Lonesome Creek Station expansion to help meet western N.D.’s energy needs

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission gave Basin Electric Power Cooperative the thumbs-up Wednesday to expand its Lonesome Creek Station near Watford City, while also cautioning that it’s not a long-term solution for meeting the w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC approves Lonesome Creek Station expansion to help meet western N.D.’s energy needs

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission gave Basin Electric Power Cooperative the thumbs-up Wednesday to expand its Lonesome Creek Station near Watford City, while also cautioning that it’s not a long-term solution for meeting the w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC ‘very likely’ to propose state-run oil pipeline inspection program

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk says it is “very likely” the regulatory agency will ask state lawmakers to create an inspection program for oil pipelines in North Dakota, an idea propelled by a massive oil spill last fa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC ‘very likely’ to propose state-run oil pipeline inspection program

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Public Service Commission Chairman Brian Kalk says it is “very likely” the regulatory agency will ask state lawmakers to create an inspection program for oil pipelines in North Dakota, an idea propelled by a massive oil spill last fa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Attorneys argue about campaign contributions from coal interests to PSC members in lawsuits seeking federal intervention

August 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Environmental groups sparred with state and federal regulators in court here Friday over whether North Dakota should be stripped of its authority to regulate the coal-mining industry, raising questions about campaign contributions from coal company officials to the elected Public Service Commission members who oversee the industry. Continue Reading

In lawsuit, feds argue coal industry can legally give to regulators’ campaigns

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission “risk creating an appearance of impropriety.” Continue Reading

Lonny Winrich, Grand Forks, column: Candidates, not taxpayers, should pay legal expenses

October 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

These lawsuits were filed because of the activities of commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk as candidates, not because of anything they did in the execution of their duties as commissioners. There’s no reason that North Dakotans should be on the hook for their personal political decisions. Continue Reading