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Feds: No nuclear waste to be used in possible South Dakota test

Feds: No nuclear waste to be used in possible South Dakota test

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes are trying to better explain their intentions to South Dakota residents after getting rebuffed in North Dakota over concerns that waste might eventually be stored there. Battelle, a nonprofit group hired to manage the U.S. Department of Energy project, is ...

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Keystone pipeline ready for restart after repairs completed

Keystone pipeline ready for restart after repairs completed

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. said Saturday that it has completed repairs to its Keystone Pipeline, a week after the pipeline oozed thousands of gallons of Canadian crude into a South Dakota field. James Millar, a spokesman for the Calgary-based company, said the pipeline was expected to be restarted on Saturday. It’s still not clear what caused a breech. ...

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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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SD landowners prepare for Dakota Access oil pipeline

NORTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA — Approximately 136 miles of rolling plains, farmland, creeks, rivers and wildlife habitat stretching from Campbell County to Spink County may be upturned as a result of the big oil boom in North Dakota. At local diners and gas stations, it’s not hard to find someone who knows a local landowner who’s been asked to sign an ...

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Editorial: Bakken pipeline hearing: Iowans deserve to be heard

More than 200 people will appear before the Iowa Utilities Board today in Boone for public comments on a proposed 1,134-mile pipeline carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota, across South Dakota and Iowa, to a terminal in Illinois. The three-member board set a cap on its public commenting period and required advance sign-up late last week. Each speaker will ...

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Iowa landowners hope regulators hear their pipeline concerns

LARRABEE, Iowa — The Iowa landowners who oppose a proposed pipeline to carry North Dakota oil to Illinois hope state regulators will consider their concerns about the project. Rancher Jack Montgomery tells the Sioux City Journal that the pipeline Dakota Access has proposed has started to seem like a done deal. “If it does go through, I just don’t want ...

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Iowa group seeks more permit oversight for pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group that opposes a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal agency’s regional office to be more stringent in issuing permits to a private company seeking access to waterways in the path of the project, and members say the request highlights their concern over varied oversight in the approval process. Iowa Citizens for ...

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Hearing scheduled in South Dakota for Dakota Access Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota regulators tasked with considering whether to approve construction of a proposed oil pipeline that would run through the state have scheduled a two-week evidentiary hearing for this fall. South Dakota Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson says the commission will take input from parties involved with the Dakota Access Pipeline at the end of September ...

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Utility company asks Montana to raise electricity rates

BILLINGS, Mont. — A utility company is proposing a 21 percent electricity rate increase for residents and businesses in dozens of eastern Montana communities, and state regulators said Tuesday they’ll carefully review the case to make sure customers don’t get gouged. The proposal from Montana-Dakota Utilities would increase residential electricity bills on average by $14.80 a month, or $178 a ...

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