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Sandpiper pipeline route spares Oakville prairie: Plans approved North Dakota PSC avoids natural reserve area

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Academics at the University of North Dakota breathed a collective sigh of relief when the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a Sandpiper oil pipeline route last week that skirts valuable research prairie.
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Modern-day voyageurs embark on 900-mile canoe expedition

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ken Vogel

chronicle@lcnewschronicle.com

A Silver Bay native and a Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center employee are part of a group embarking on a 900-mile expedition in Canada this summer.
Kari Smerud of Silver Bay, now studying at St. Ol…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com

From bomb thrower to team player: Billionaire stands against Keystone XL project

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

As Boston Red Sox fans streamed into Fenway Park last April for an early-season baseball game, a small plane circled above, towing a banner that read “Steve Lynch for Oil Evil Empire.”
Downtown, truck-mounted video screens looped attack ads agai…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Industry poll: 70 percent Americans support Keystone XL

April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

The American Petroleum Institute is using a new poll to show Americans’ support for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

With the latest delay — the State Department on Friday said federal agencies needed more time to review the project in li…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars burstin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars burstin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

An empire’s ‘Plan B:’ Proposal would cut US out of Keystone XL project

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

An empire’s ‘Plan B:’ Proposal would cut US out of Keystone XL project

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven, Canadian ambassador Doer stress need for Keystone XL, energy independence: Hoeven says energy ‘juggernaut’ could help in situations like Ukraine’s

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Canada’s ambassador to the United States joined U.S. Sen. John Hoeven here Wednesday in making a renewed push for the Keystone XL pipeline that awaits President Barack Obama’s approval, promoting it as key to achieving energy indepen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven, Canadian ambassador Doer stress need for Keystone XL, energy independence: Hoeven says energy ‘juggernaut’ could help in situations like Ukraine’s

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Canada’s ambassador to the United States joined U.S. Sen. John Hoeven here Wednesday in making a renewed push for the Keystone XL pipeline that awaits President Barack Obama’s approval, promoting it as key to achieving energy indepen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com