Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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BELFIELD, N.D.—An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a tributary of the Little Missouri River last December is now estimated to be three times larger than originally thought, making it one of the most significant pipeline spills in North Dakota history. Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. reports about 12,615 barrels, or 529,830 gallons, of oil spilled as a result of a pipeline leak the company now believes started on Dec. 1 and was discovered by a landowner on Dec. 5, said spokeswoman Wendy Owen.
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MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – Recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the Dakota Access Pipeline route have posed threats to life, physical safety and the environment, Dakota Access LLC said in court records filed late Monday, March 20. The company filed a sealed motion late Monday to keep most its latest construction status report confidential, citing the recent attacks. The document, which is mostly redacted, did not specify where or when the attacks have occurred. “These coordinated attacks will not stop line-fill operations,” Dakota Access attorneys wrote.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – Dakota Access LLC expects to introduce oil into the pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation early next week, the company said in court filings. Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said the company anticipates crews will install the pipe under Lake Oahe this week and begin final testing, according to a status update filed in federal court.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Dakota Access LLC expects to introduce oil into the pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation early next week, the company said in court filings. Dakota Access, a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, said the company anticipates crews will install the pipe under Lake Oahe this week and begin final testing, according to a status update filed in federal court.
WASHINGTON — Tribal nations are joining the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in a march on Washington, D.C., this week, calling attention to indigenous rights in response to President Trump's approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thousands are expected to participate in the Native Nations Rise event, including several busloads from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, said Kandi Mossett, a member of North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes and an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network.
A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled against native tribes seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from moving forward on the basis that it would prevent them from practicing religious ceremonies, as legal options for opponents of the project narrow.
BISMARCK — North Dakota could gain as much as $100 million a year in additional tax revenue after the Dakota Access Pipeline goes into service, largely due to savings in oil transportation costs. The $3.8 billion four-state pipeline, expected to be complete as early as next week, will bring a more competitive price for Bakken crude by connecting North Dakota with Gulf Coast markets.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Committee to Protect Journalists and several other press freedom organizations are calling on Morton County to dismiss charges against journalists arrested while covering Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The first criminal case against a journalist proceeded to trial on Thursday, March 2, but was dismissed after a judge found the state didn't meet its burden of proof.
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. -- Officers in riot gear and military vehicles arrested 46 people Thursday, Feb. 23, in a sweep of the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp to make way for cleanup crews. Law enforcement officials appeared relieved after the camp was officially cleared after 2 p.m., ending a monthslong occupation of the U.S.