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TransCanada: 16,800 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota

TransCanada: 16,800 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota

FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada estimates that about 16,800 gallons of oil leaked into a field in South Dakota as part of a spill that has shut the Keystone pipeline down while officials investigate. The company says it reported the 400-barrel estimate Thursday to the National Response Centre and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration. It says the estimate is ...

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Keystone XL developer ‘committed’ to completing project

LINCOLN, Neb. — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline remains committed to completing the final leg of the project even though President Barack Obama denied the Canadian company’s request for a federal permit, a spokesman said Wednesday. TransCanada’s announcement came as the company withdrew its application for route approval through Nebraska. Even before Obama rejected the permit Nov. 6, ...

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Waste sand concern for landfill opponents

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THROOP – Some opponents of Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s expansion plan are uneasy that the facility can accept sand that is a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing, even as the landfill has not accepted any of it and some industry experts say the byproduct is not dangerous. Drillers pump water, additives and sand into the Marcellus Shale to extract natural gas. The ...

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Bakken opponents gather at Bridge View

OTTUMWA — Pam Alexander’s worries about the proposed Bakken pipeline started when she learned the path cuts across her famland. “My first concern was when I got the letter to landowners. I didn’t want my personal property going to a private company. Then, when I learned they could take it using eminent domain, that worried me,” she said. Alexander said ...

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EDITORIAL: Stuck on the pipeline

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama tweaked Republicans for their championing so vigorously the Keystone pipeline project. “Let’s set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline,” he nudged. Good idea, if the objective is a comprehensive plan to update the nation’s public works, including broadband. Worthy, too, is the notion that if the pipeline ...

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Kerry feels heat on Keystone oil pipeline at UN climate talks

LIMA, Dec 11 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged countries at U.N. climate talks in Lima to move away from using fossil fuels while demonstrators gathered outside the meeting urged him to reject the Keystone oil pipeline. “Coal and oil may be cheap ways to power an economy today… but I urge nations around the world: ...

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Emboldened Republicans to strike early on Keystone pipeline approval

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 – Senate Republicans will charge ahead early in 2015 with a bill to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, a move that would back President Barack Obama into a corner and set the tone for how the party taking control of Congress will govern the next two years. The $8 billion project, which would ...

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Rounds talks EPA, Keystone

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BATH — Mike Rounds doesn’t think certain factions in Washington, D.C., understand the Midwest, and South Dakota’s former governor said he’s ready to help change that in the U.S. Senate. Making his comments during a Friday afternoon campaign stop at Northern Electric Cooperative in Bath, Rounds talked about the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline project, the future of corn production, ...

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Oil, gas industry boom leads to expansion of laws in Pennsylvania

The booming oil and gas industry has led to an expansion of laws in Pennsylvania and other states aimed at protecting water supplies, an analysis by a group of regulators representing 20 states has found. The report released Wednesday by the Ground Water Protection Council, a nonprofit comprising leaders from state environmental protection and conservation agencies, looked at laws in ...

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Keystone protesters come to North Dakota

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Rob Port | Shale Plays Media Contributor This last week President Barack Obama made a rare Presidential visit to North Dakota – just the 14th time a sitting president has come to the state – and an even rarer visit to Indian Country. His visit to the Standing Rock reservation was just the 4th time a sitting President has visited ...

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