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18,000 miles of N.D. pipelines to come under state regulation

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – About 18,000 miles of pipelines in North Dakota that previously had no oversight will now be regulated under rules approved Thursday by the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

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18,000 miles of N.D. pipelines to come under state regulation

December 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – About 18,000 miles of pipelines in North Dakota that previously had no oversight will now be regulated under rules approved Thursday by the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

The requirements for pipelines are among new oil and gas r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democrats gather input on policy in Tioga oil spill’s wake

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

STANLEY — Steve and Patty Jensen have pipelines criss-crossing their farmland north of Tioga, but it wasn’t until one leaked 20,600 barrels of oil in their wheat field that they began asking questions about who was monitoring them.
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Unwanted water: Saltwater spills can cause lasting damage, are difficult to clean up

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

More than 55,000 barrels of saltwater — about 2.3 million gallons — produced by the oil and gas industry have been spilled on North Dakota land in the past 22 months, posing an environmental risk to soil, plants and freshwater resources in dozens…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Unwanted water: Saltwater spills can cause lasting damage, are difficult to clean up

November 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

More than 55,000 barrels of saltwater — about 2.3 million gallons — produced by the oil and gas industry have been spilled on North Dakota land in the past 22 months, posing an environmental risk to soil, plants and freshwater resources in dozens…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report calls for protection of water from oil development

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Greater monitoring and enforcement are needed to protect water from harmful effects of oil and gas development in North Dakota and other western states, a coalition of resource councils said in a report released Thursday.
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No oil spill qualifies as ‘little’

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

In responding to what is believed to be the largest crude oil spill in North Dakota history, and the subsequent revelation that 300 spills have been kept from the public since January 2012, the state’s top oil regulator said he’s worried about  continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

No oil spill qualifies as ‘little’

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

In responding to what is believed to be the largest crude oil spill in North Dakota history, and the subsequent revelation that 300 spills have been kept from the public since January 2012, the state’s top oil regulator said he’s worried about  continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND oil regulator: Fed rules may threaten industry

January 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK – The possibility of tighter federal regulations is one of the challenges that lies ahead for North Dakota oil production and the Department of Mineral Resources, as the state agency seeks more funding from the Legislature. Continue Reading

Courts take up opposition to Dodd-Frank’s financial oversight

October 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON After failing to scuttle the landmark legislation in Congress, critics of the Dodd-Frank Act overhauling financial regulations are trying to chisel away at it in the courts with some initial success.
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