Pipeline

Iowa Utilities Board Enters 4th Day On Bakken PipelineIowa utilities regulators are meeting for the fourth day to consider whether to allow a Texas company to bury 346 miles of crude oil pipe under Iowa farmland and whether to give the company authority to force unwilling landowners to sign easements using eminent domain laws.
Enbridge: Supporters Accuse Regulators Of Delaying Pipeline ProjectEnbridge Energy and its supporters have accused Minnesota regulators of imposing unreasonable and unlawful procedures that they say will delay construction of a $2.6 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota.
Minnesota Regulators To Make Key Sandpiper Oil Pipeline DecisionsThe Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meets Thursday to make some important decisions on how to proceed with Enbridge Energy's proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
N.D. Officials Consider Easing Pipeline Spill FineNorth Dakota regulators are considering easing a $2.4 million fine levied against a Texas company for a pipeline spill that spewed saltwater and oil for three months before being discovered.
Bid To Block Alberta Clipper Pipeline RejectedA federal judge has rejected the key claims in a lawsuit that sought to block a capacity expansion on the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Group Seeks Greater Oversight For Iowa Pipeline PermitsA 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.
Judge To Hear Challenge To Alberta Clipper Oil PipelineA federal judge hears oral arguments in Minneapolis on Thursday in a challenge by tribal and environmental groups to expanding the capacity of the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.
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.
Congress Set To Pass Bill Approving Keystone XL PipelineThe Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.
Lewis And Clark Water Pipeline Picks Up Additional FundingA pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.
MPD Helps Foil Stolen Electronics-For-Meth PipelineA drug pipeline that supplied meth from the Twin Cities to North Dakota has shut down. Strangely enough, it all started with electronics stolen from homes and businesses in Grand Forks and Twin Cities suburbs. The investigation began in North Dakota, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Scott Downing.
Hearings This Week On Enbridge PipelineThe public has a chance to weigh in this week on a proposed pipeline that would increase the amount of oil flowing across Minnesota by 225,000 barrels a day.

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