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North Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court move to suspend federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants is good news for North Dakota, state officials said. Justices have put the rules on hold while a legal challenge led by the state proceeds. The White House issued a statement saying it disagreed with the decision ...

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ND lawmakers react to Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits

The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota in this undated photograph released on January 18, 2012. TransCanada Corporation Handout Photo

Last week, the company that proposed the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, TransCanada, filed legal challenges to the United States’ rejection of the project. One of the lawsuits will seek more than $15 billion in damages. In November, President Obama vetoed the pipeline despite approval from both the House and the Senate. The administration claimed the project would undermine ...

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ND Petroleum Council: Vote will lift oil export ban to provide long-term benefits, energy security

Bismarck, N.D. – The vote in the United States Senate and House of Representatives to lift the ban on crude oil exports will strengthen the nation’s national security, keep energy prices low for consumers and help add stability to an otherwise volatile commodity market said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “The petroleum sector has been an ...

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Senators struggle to find path for repealing U.S. oil export ban

WASHINGTON – U.S. senators who want to reverse the ban on oil exports are struggling to find wide legislation to attach their bill to, a sign that their effort to overturn the trade restriction could face difficulties. Senator John Hoeven, a Republican of North Dakota, the top U.S. oil-producing state besides Texas, said on Tuesday a measure to repeal the ...

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Reactions to Dalrymple’s decision to not seek re-election

Quotes from elected officials regarding the decision of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple to not seek re-election: U.S. Sen. John Hoeven “Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a friend and colleague for many years, has spent a large share of his life serving the people of North Dakota with distinction in one capacity or another. Having served 16 years in the legislature, 10 ...

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ND delegation slams new power plant greenhouse gas limits

BISMARCK, N.D. — President Barack Obama’s effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing sharp criticism from North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the new Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive up the cost of electricity at the expense of ratepayers and hurt the state’s economy. Hoeven says ...

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RRC Chairman David Porter lights up Congress with export ban testimony

oil tanker

The latest push for American oil exports happened yesterday day as Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter testified before the U.S. Agriculture Committee today on the importance and urgency of lifting the federal ban. Many like Porter see lifting the ban as a policy move to spur new American energy production and foster economic growth. In the his speech, the ...

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General Atomics plans to set up drone academy in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota’s unmanned aircraft business and technology park has landed a second major defense contractor. Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer say that General Atomics has reached a tentative agreement to establish an unmanned aerial systems training academy at Grand Sky, which is located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base. General Atomics is one ...

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Congress allocates $246M for oil transport safety

In an effort to improve the safety of transporting Bakken crude by rail and pipelines, Congress has allocated $246 million to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). As reported by the Williston Herald, last week Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced the funding made possible by the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill. In a statement, he said, “This ...

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Enable Mistream’s Bakken gathering system comes online

Enable Midstream Partners LP has put the finishing touches on its first crude oil and produced water gathering lines in North Dakota, according to The Bakken Magazine. The Bear Den Crude & Produced Water Gathering System, which first started construction in August 2013 and was partially operational by November 2013, is now fully operational. The system has a total carrying ...

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