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Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
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Man sentenced for disposal well violation

October 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A Montana man connected to oil and gas violations that put Stark County’s drinking water at risk has been ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. Continue Reading

American Crystal faces fines over alleged safety violations

September 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. Workplace safety officials have been investigating what they say were several safety violations at American Crystal Sugar’s East Grand Forks factory this year. Continue Reading

Water violations prevalent in Oil Patch

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON A state list of drinking water violations in North Dakota is dominated by crew camps, recreational vehicle parks and other water systems in the western Oil Patch. Continue Reading

Higher ed board dissolves committees to avoid meeting violations

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The State Board of Higher Education has dissolved its three committees and will operate only as a full board, a move meant to avoid more open meeting violations following Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s findings of “pervasive” noncompliance with the laws. Continue Reading

Closed open meetings: AG calls higher ed’s violations of meeting laws ‘pervasive’

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The State Board of Higher Education’s violations of open meeting laws are “pervasive,” and board members must complete training to avoid future problems with the law, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. Continue Reading

Attorney says chancellor, board did not break laws

March 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO – The attorney for the North Dakota university system says the state Board of Higher Education and the system chancellor did not break open meetings laws. Continue Reading

Wyoming officials: oil and gas companies violated air rules

March 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Wyoming’s environmental regulator has hit a handful of oil and gas operators with citations for air pollution, including one company previously singled out by some for its gas flaring practices. Continue Reading

Garfield man faces fine for violating federal wetland easement

January 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A Garfield man was recently found guilty of constructing a road through a federally protected wetland on his own property. Continue Reading

Oil Patch truck enforcement nets violations

September 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON A North Dakota Highway Patrol crackdown on truck enforcement in the Oil Patch resulted in 42 equipment violations that required trucks to be placed out of service. Continue Reading