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Lawmaker accuses PolyMet of being a shell

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A southwest Minnesota legislator claims the company proposing a northeastern copper-nickel mine is a shell corporation that does not have enough financial assets to assure that environmental problems it leaves could be cleaned up.
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Drivers get 77 mpg on Guinness World Record attempt

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Drivers stopping at or passing by Frankie’s West Side late Tuesday morning got a glimpse of two men trying to set a Guinness World Record. Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger spent a couple of hours in Dickinson putting diesel fuel in the white 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI sedan they have been driving since June 7. Continue Reading

Shell’s Alaska winter challenge: Oil-drilling ship salvage may take until spring

January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska It could take until spring for crews to remove a grounded oil-drilling ship from rocks near a remote Alaska island, thanks to the fury of the North Pacific winter, a veteran marine salvager said. Continue Reading

Opponents of Arctic oil program call for hold

January 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Opponents of Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious Arctic oil program have called on the Obama administration to put offshore drilling plans in the region on hold after one of the company’s oil rigs broke away from tow boats in high seas and ran aground off Alaska. Continue Reading

Informational pickets end at Mandan oil refinery

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil on Wednesday announced a tentative deal on a new three-year contract covering Shell refinery workers across the country. The deal will be used as a model for negotiations between union workers and Tesoro, which owns the Mandan refinery. Continue Reading