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Green groups sue over California crude- by-rail expansion

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

SAN FRANCISCO — California environmentalists on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Kern County Board of Supervisors for its approval last month of a major oil-by-rail project in the state, saying the county failed to disclose the risks of the pro…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND regulators approve use of production curtailments to curb flaring

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Oil companies burning off more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas every day in North Dakota could face production restrictions if they fail to meet goals adopted by state regulators Tuesday as part of a multipronged effort to curb …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

As coal projects languish, some question worth

November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By James MacPherson
The Associated Press

BISMARCK — Two companies that have spent several years and $8 million in state money studying a pair of projects to develop North Dakota’s coal industry must soon decide whether to seek another extensi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

As coal projects languish, some question worth

November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By James MacPherson
The Associated Press

BISMARCK — Two companies that have spent several years and $8 million in state money studying a pair of projects to develop North Dakota’s coal industry must soon decide whether to seek another extensi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND coal mine campaign donations case in fed court

August 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK An attorney for two groups opposed to a planned coal mine in southwestern North Dakota asked a federal judge to strip the state’s responsibilities for regulating coal mining. Continue Reading

Sierra Club puts Keystone XL approval chance at 50 percent

March 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A crystal ball capable of predicting the presidential approval of an international pipeline to bring Canada’s tar sands oil to Texas refineries has yet to be found as a top official with the Sierra Club this week put the chances at 50 percent. Continue Reading

Pipeline protest: Sierra Club chief arrested after opposing Keystone XL

February 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Prominent environmental leaders, including the head of the Sierra Club, were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Continue Reading

Todd Leake, Emerado, N.D., column: Cramer must get facts straight about Sierra Club

September 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Sierra Club will continue to challenge Kevin Cramer and the Public Service Commission when they do the bidding of out-of-state CEOs instead of the people they swore an oath to serve fairly. Continue Reading