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Corps denies easement for DAPL

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Over the weekend, attention in the oil and gas industry was turned to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest. Protesters celebrated a standoff near Cannonball that ultimately led to the announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the easement that would allow the almost complete pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Assistant Secretary of the ...

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Judges ask tough questions in Dakota Access pipeline appeal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court panel had tough questions Wednesday for opponents of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline who are arguing to keep a temporary stop of construction in place for a small stretch in North Dakota. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit already had stopped ...

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North Dakota asks pipeline company to explain ranch purchase

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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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Task force looking into security, pipeline protesters’ clash

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A joint task force of North Dakota and federal officials is investigating a clash between Dakota Access pipeline protesters and private security guards earlier this month, a county sheriff announced Tuesday. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is heading up the probe of the Sept. 3 incident on private land, after which private security guards and protesters ...

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Dakota Access CEO: Company committed to finishing project

Iowa is set to make a decision on the Dakota Access Bakkken pipeline. South Dakota was the first of the four states to approve construction of the Energy Transfer Partners-owned Bakken oil pipeline.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of a Texas company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline told employees Tuesday that it is committed to the project despite strong opposition and a federal order to halt construction near an American Indian reservation in North Dakota. Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren said in a memo to employees that the four-state, ...

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Pipeline construction equipment damage in suspected arson

This photo shows the Dakota Access pipeline under construction near Campbell, South Dakota. On Monday, machinery at three construction sites in central Iowa were damaged by fire, and loss was estimated at $1 million. The fires are suspected to be arson. Photo: Lars Ploughmann via Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Machinery located at three oil pipeline construction sites in central Iowa was found extensively damaged by fire Monday in what the company building the pipeline called a shameful act. There’s little doubt the fires were intentionally set along the Dakota Access pipeline, said Jasper County Sheriff John Halferty. Damage to a bulldozer and other large ...

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Iowa board votes to allow pipeline work to begin in state

Image: D.Reichardt via Flickr

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Utilities Board says a Texas company may begin construction on an oil pipeline in areas for which the company has approval. The three-member board approved an order on a 2-1 vote Monday that allows Dakota Access LLC, to begin laying pipe in areas outside U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jurisdiction. The Corps hasn’t ...

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Construction underway in 3 states on $3.8B Dakota Access oil pipeline

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ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway in three of four states on a $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. Work on the Dakota Access Pipeline has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, spokeswoman Lisa Dillinger told the American News. The 1,150-mile pipeline also will cross Iowa, but regulators there declined this week to ...

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Push to start Dakota Access pipeline construction meets firm opposition

High pressure gas pipes awaiting instalation. (Image: Bryan Hindle via Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Opponents of a proposed oil pipeline slated to run through four Midwestern states pressed Iowa regulators Thursday to keep a Texas-based petroleum company from starting construction before all federal permits are approved. Dakota Access planned on beginning construction by now on the 1,150-mile pipeline that’s designed to carry a half-million barrels of oil a day ...

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Sioux tribe to meet with fed official over pipeline concerns

Beautiful open fields of South Dakota on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation reservation. Corson County, South Dakota. (Image: Neil Noland via Flickr)

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Members of the Standing Rock Sioux plan to meet with a federal official later this week to express their concerns over a planned oil pipeline. The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline planned by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners would carry crude from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Illinois. Tribal officials oppose it because they fear an ...

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