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August 11, 2014
Minnesota planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’
LITTLE CANADA — Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then. “If the accident would just wait for two years, three years, four years, boy, would...
August 11, 2014 - 10:19pm
June 6, 2014
North Dakota resisting BNSF push to keep oil-by-rail volume secret
BISMARCK, N.D. — BNSF Railway, the nation’s main mover of crude oil by rail, has pressured North Dakota and other states to sign confidentiality agreements barring public release of estimates of how much Bakken crude they move and where— a new requirement from the federal...
June 6, 2014 - 10:10pm
May 14, 2014
Minnesota oil safety provisions avoid pipelines
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety. That does not set well with Gov. Mark Dayton and House Transportation Finance...
May 14, 2014 - 8:22pm
March 19, 2014
Committee moves to prepare for oil disasters
ST. PAUL — Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. “It takes just one of these trains at the wrong place at the wrong time for a catastrophe,” Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, told fellow members...
March 19, 2014 - 8:41pm
March 14, 2014
Flooded well spills into river
TRENTON, N.D. — Oil from one well has spilled into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, where the rising waters threaten a total of 38 oil wells. North Dakota officials did an aerial inspection Friday and counted nine wells that are inundated...
March 14, 2014 - 9:54pm
March 5, 2014
Lawmaker seeks railroad oil safety
ST. PAUL -- Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly volatile oil moves from the Bakken oilfields through Minnesota. “We are at the geographic...
March 5, 2014 - 9:22pm
March 3, 2014
New U.S. fuel standards aim to cut asthma, heart attacks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says will reduce asthma and heart attacks in the United States. The so-called Tier 3 rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection...
March 3, 2014 - 10:31pm
February 27, 2014
MN could face ‘massive scale’ oil disaster loss
ST. PAUL — Public safety officials across Minnesota lose sleep at night over the possibility of major crude oil transportation disasters such as ones last year in North Dakota and Quebec. That is what state Public Safety Commissioner Mona Doman told House Transportation Finance...
February 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
February 14, 2014
Crew works to regain control of North Dakota oil well
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Crews were working Friday to regain control of an oil well south of Watford City after a blowout prompted 15 workers to flee for safety. The oil well blowout occurred Thursday after a piece of equipment failed at a well about seven miles north of the Theodore...
February 14, 2014 - 9:47pm
February 12, 2014
Oil transportation fee sought for safety programs
ST. PAUL — Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 0.01 cent per gallon on all crude transported in Minnesota, the state Legislature’s transportation finance chairmen said Wednesday. “This particular oil is especially volatile, and as we have seen through...
February 12, 2014 - 9:53pm
October 18, 2013
Tour to examine North Dakota pipeline damage
A tour planned for Monday aims to draw attention to an area north of Minot where oil development is blamed for damaging the land, something organizers say could happen in the Bakken if precautions aren’t taken. “My goal with this tour is to wake up our state officials,”...
October 18, 2013 - 9:42pm
October 14, 2013
Lawmakers question N.D. oil spill notification
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers questioned state officials Monday about the response to the worst oil spill since the state’s current energy boom began, with one state regulator describing it as a “breakdown and delay of notification.” The underground pipeline break near...
October 14, 2013 - 11:13pm
July 17, 2013
State approves pipeline change over protests
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern Minnesota oil pipeline expansion as chants of "shame...
July 17, 2013 - 11:45pm
August 23, 2012
Oil well fire burns two men
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- A cigarette lighter may have caused a fire at an oil well site Wednesday near here that seriously burned two men, a spokesman for the company that owned the well said. Two men were seriously burned in what the McKenzie County Sheriff's Office called an oil well...
August 23, 2012 - 9:28pm
April 20, 2012
Klobuchar takes tour of oil patch, says Minnesota also reaping benefits of boom
WILLISTON, N.D. -- North Dakota isn't the only state benefiting from the oil boom, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday. As the Minnesota Democrat...
April 20, 2012 - 9:53pm