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Jimmy Carter joins Keystone foes as both sides search for celebrity support

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, calling it a “linchpin for tar sands expansion and the increased pollution that will follow.”

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Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

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Democratic senators press Obama for Keystone XL decision by May 31

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Eleven U.S. Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

“We need a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crews cleaning up pipeline oil spill that leaked 400 barrels

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDER — Crews are cleaning up an oil spill in McKenzie County after an above-ground section of pipeline leaked, releasing about 400 barrels.
The spill occurred Thursday about six miles northeast of Alexander at a facility owned by Hiland Crude…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crews cleaning up pipeline oil spill that leaked 400 barrels

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ALEXANDER — Crews are cleaning up an oil spill in McKenzie County after an above-ground section of pipeline leaked, releasing about 400 barrels.
The spill occurred Thursday about six miles northeast of Alexander at a facility owned by Hiland Crude…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Despite opposition, many landowners await Keystone pipeline

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Grant Schulte

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

The 69-year-ol…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Noem expects pipeline approval before Obama’s term ends

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem believes President Barack Obama will decide whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline before the end of his term in 2016.

Noem supports the pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada through parts of Mon…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Piping leak spills 275 barrels of oil in Divide Co.

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FORTUNA — A valve failure in piping caused the leak of about 275 barrels of oil in Divide County on Thursday, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reported Friday.

American Eagle Energy Corp. reported the leak, and said the oil has been containe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON (AP) — A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department’s inspector genera…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

TransCanada CEO calm in Keystone XL uproar

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Rebecca Penty

Bloomberg News

CALGARY, Alberta — So there is Russ Girling, TransCanada’s CEO, tubing giddily through a meandering oil pipeline, crude oil streaking his face, cackling about how a “little old-fashioned lying” got a gull…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com