N.D. Looking To Clean Up Waste Land In OilfieldsA half-century after it held saltwater and other oil-drilling waste, an abandoned pit near the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota was dug out and filled with fresh soil this week with hopes that the site will someday be capable of producing vegetation again.
Oil Well Out Of Control In ND; Workers Try To Plug It With MudCrews are attempting to plug an out-of-control oil well in western North Dakota by pumping a slurry of mud and water into it.
Oil Trains To Pass Through DT Minneapolis, Western Twin Cities SuburbsA million gallons of oil from North Dakota will soon be on more trains going through the Twin Cities via the western suburbs. The oil trains are being re-routed past Target Field and across the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island.
Breaking Keystone Silence, Clinton Says She Opposes PipelineHillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.
Twin Cities Catholics React To The Pope's EncyclicalPope Francis released his encyclical "Laudato Si" Thursday, and Minnesota Catholics are starting to weigh in on the document. Jason Adkins is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. During a round table discussion Thursday, he says there was a lot of talk about what the pope is asking of people.
Teachers From 4 States To Tour North Dakota Coal CountryTeachers from four states are headed to North Dakota coal country. The Lignite Energy Council says more than 120 elementary and secondary teachers from the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana are slated to attend a seminar next week on how the coal known as lignite is mined and used to produce energy in the four-state region.
Several Thousand Gather For St. Paul Protest Against PipelineHundreds have gathered in St. Paul to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline. The rally takes place one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.
Pipeline Battles Coming To A Head On 3 Fronts In MinnesotaBattles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a "Tar Sands Resistance March" to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline.
Latest Train Derailment Has Minn. Lawmakers Looking At PreventionThe train derailment and fire Wednesday, which forced the evacuation of a nearby small town, was the fifth this year involving North Dakota trains.
ND Oil Industry Proposes Flat Tax On Crude ProductionNorth Dakota's oil industry is proposing a flat tax on crude production in exchange for giving up some big incentives that could cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue.
New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill NearsAlmost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.
Gas Prices May Drop Again In Summer 2015Gas prices usually go up in the summer. But AAA said prices could actually drop this year. AAA said as long as there are no unexpected refinery problems or major conflicts in the Middle East, gas prices will go down.