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North Dakota asks pipeline company to explain ranch purchase

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is asking the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline to explain its purchase of a ranch where a protest turned violent earlier this month. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners recently purchased the 7,000-acre ranch last week for an undisclosed price. Stenehjem is giving the company 30 days to say ...

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AG signs letter asking EPA to delay implementing water rule

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined counterparts and other officials in 30 other states in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to delay the implementation of a new federal water rule. Stenehjem on Wednesday said he signed a letter that was sent to the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In June, several states led ...

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13 states sue over rule giving feds authority on state water

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than a dozen states are challenging a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) says the “Waters of the U.S.” rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers is “unnecessary” and “unlawful.” He says it does nothing to increase water ...

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Punishing the good guys won’t fix flaring problem

The North Dakota Industrial Commission – the triumvirate of statewide elected officials which oversees, among other things, oil and gas development in the state – has set goals for reducing flaring, or the burning off of excess natural gas produced during oil development. Companies which don’t hit those goals can be hit with a fine of up to $12,500 per ...

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Measure would void new North Dakota flaring, oil rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — New rules aimed at curbing the wasteful burning of natural gas in North Dakota and making crude oil safer for shipment would be void under a proposal by some Republican lawmakers. Scrubbing the new regulations would have a serious financial impact on the state and would invite even more onerous regulations by the federal government, state Mineral ...

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ND fines company $687,000 for disposal violations


BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators assessed a $687,000 fine Wednesday against a Utah company for violating saltwater waste disposal rules. The North Dakota Industrial Commission, a three-member panel that includes Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, approved the sanction against Springville, Utah-based Redemption Energy LLC. The matter now goes to North Dakota District Court for collection. Redemption Energy did not immediately ...

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Taylor scores a point on NDIC transparency

Ryan Taylor

By Rob Port, Shale Plays Media Contributor If there is one area of public policy that should enjoy broad and bipartisan agreement, it’s the area of government transparency. With small and rare exceptions, the government ought to attend to the public’s business in the full view of the public. We are lucky to be living in a time when transparency ...

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