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Advice to my son as he graduates high school
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Pine to Palm
June 17, 2015
Condition? Stabilization? Try pipelines
In the debate about the safety of shipping Bakken oil, there are trade-offs at every turn. That’s the lesson of the conditioning vs. stabilization debate, the pipeline vs. railroad debate and every other debate that has surfaced around the issue. And that means there’s no...
June 17, 2015 - 11:44am
June 3, 2015
Saturday march expected to draw thousands of oil pipeline protesters
ST. PAUL – A busy week in the future of oil in America will culminate in the largest anti-tar sands event to take place in the Midwest on Saturday...
June 3, 2015 - 7:54am
May 28, 2015
Lamppa steps away from oil pipeline biz
Detroit Lakes resident Zach Lamppa is taking a step back from his managerial role within the oil pipeline company he helped create in western North Dakota. Zach Lamppa has announced that he is stepping away from his position as cofounder and director of business development of...
May 28, 2015 - 5:10am
May 17, 2015
Oil safety lawsuit unhelpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute’s narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules...
May 17, 2015 - 5:15am
May 13, 2015
Sandpiper project on hold
Those anxiously awaiting word on the proposed Sandpiper pipeline across northern North Dakota and Minnesota have a bit of a wait ahead of them -- to the dismay of many who are clamoring for pipelines to ease the overburdened oil train rail system and fears of more fiery crashes. After...
May 13, 2015 - 11:30am
May 7, 2015
Derailment focuses attention on lack of Minnesota rail deal
ST. PAUL — A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session...
May 7, 2015 - 8:16am
May 1, 2015
Oil trains' dangers fuel debate at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL—The Canadian Pacific and BNSF railroad tracks have run through the Twin Cities for years, but it's a recent cargo that's bringing them new scrutiny: North Dakota oil. Dozens of trains loaded with oil pass through Minnesota each week, many of them through the Twin Cities,...
May 1, 2015 - 8:35am
March 14, 2015
Marquart advances rail debate
The initial reaction to Rep. Paul Marquart’s, DFL-Dilworth, oil train safety proposal is Republican anti-tax boilerplate. While giving lip service to the need to improve rail safety as it applies to oil trains rumbling through Minnesota communities, Republican leaders in the House...
March 14, 2015 - 5:55am
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety approach
ST. PAUL -- There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:13pm
March 1, 2015
Resolve debate over oil conditioning vs. stabilizing
It’s easy to dismiss the Dakota Resource Council when it claims North Dakota isn’t doing enough to prevent oil trains from exploding. After all, the council is an environmental group, and its hostility to fossil fuels in general and extensive drilling in North Dakota in particular...
March 1, 2015 - 5:10am
February 6, 2015
New derailment ignites calls for safer rail cars
ST. PAUL -- Authorities began to clean up after a northeastern Iowa ethanol train derailment Thursday morning, at about the same time that rail safety advocates renewed calls to get rid of old, less safe rail tank cars that commonly carry crude oil through Minnesota and North Dakota. Canadian...
February 6, 2015 - 5:05am
January 28, 2015
Enbridge project director: Pipeline plan could be in jeopardy
ST. PAUL -- Regardless of environmental feasibility, the Sandpiper pipeline project might not happen if the originally proposed route is not followed. Paul Eberth, Sandpiper’s project manager, testified Tuesday at an evidentiary hearing for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
January 28, 2015 - 9:30am
January 27, 2015
New proposed route for Sandpiper pipeline would go farther south
PERHAM, Minn. — An alternative route for the Sandpiper pipeline route that would take a more southern route across north-central Minnesota seems to be much more of a possibility after two recent reports. Canada-based Enbridge Energy has proposed an oil pipeline route of more...
January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
January 26, 2015
Construction of new pumping stations for Alberta Clipper pipeline under way
PLUMMER, Minn. -- Travelers along Red Lake County Road 1 just east of here might wonder if the gigantic tent that went up this winter is some...
January 26, 2015 - 10:51am
January 16, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire, the...
January 16, 2015 - 8:14am