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Mariner East II pipeline makes waves in PA

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It looks as though North Dakota isn’t the only state affected by pipeline struggles. Similar to arguments against the Dakota Access in Iowa, the eminent domain issue continues to frustrate landowners. A Dec. 29 article by Matt Miller in Pennlive.com reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Cumberland County property owners fighting against Sunoco Logistics, ...

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Judge to rule on tribe’s oil pipeline request by Sept. 9

Dakota Access, pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge said Wednesday. The tribe is challenging the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to grant permits for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which ...

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Can a protest against oil happen without oil?


Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue to mount, causing work stoppages both in southern North Dakota near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation as well as in Iowa. Today, the  Iowa Utilities Board ordered a work stoppage around the property of 15 landowners to give the board time to review legal issues. Landowners argue against “forced condemnation of farmland for ...

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Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property owners are unwilling to voluntarily provide. The Iowa Utilities Board ...

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Pipeline planning fuels deals, disputes

Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline (Image: rickz) Flickr

Planning for a new pipeline across Pennsylvania has evolved into a statewide string of deals and disputes that runs right past the treehouse in Ron Rock’s Cumru Township front yard and the dog parks in Brecknock Township that help generate a living for Pat Emmett. Rock has made a deal. Emmett has been taken to court. In both cases, the ...

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Sanders aligns against proposed natural gas pipeline

The Honorable Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (I-Vt.), delivers an address on how to spur the American economy at the Brookings Institution. (Image: Brookings Institution via Flickr)

MANCHESTER — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the first presidential candidate to publicly take a position on the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. And the Democratic hopeful’s opposition to the project has many Northeast Energy Direct pipeline opponents praising him. In prepared remarks given during the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Sunday night, Sanders said he’s against ...

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Q & A with PennEast representatives


The $1 billion pipeline from Dallas Township to New Jersey proposed by PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC is designed to bring Marcellus Shale gas to customers in southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. The company says the project would get rid of pipeline capacity issues in New Jersey, as well as enhance reliability and improve prices. PennEast project manager Anthony ...

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Supervisors take no action on Bakken pipeline resolution


The Story County Board of Supervisors took no action Wednesday on a resolution proposed by the League of Women Voters of Ames & Story County, urging the board to request the Iowa Utilities Board conduct a complete and independent environmental and economic impact study on the proposed Bakken Pipeline. This decision comes just two weeks after the Boone County Board ...

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Rand Paul opposes eminent domain for Bakken line

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

REASNOR — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul lent his ear and voice Saturday to the plight of farmers balking at the possible use of eminent domain to take their land for the Bakken crude oil pipeline. Paul, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, visited the Van Gorp 1,400-acre livestock and crop farm here about 10 miles south of Newton. ...

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