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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
January 15, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
ST. PAUL -- Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield activity has slowed since prices tumbled, but Dave Christianson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation told state senators Wednesday...
January 15, 2015 - 8:19am
Helms: Oil production could decline by third quarter
BISMARCK -- November oil production in North Dakota barely hit an all-time high, but low oil prices could lead to too few rigs to maintain current production levels, the state's top oil regulator said Wednesday. The state produced an average of 1,187,206 barrels a day in November...
January 15, 2015 - 8:13am
January 14, 2015
Activists gather across Minnesota to protest Keystone XL, tar sands oil extraction
MINNEAPOLIS -- More than two dozen protesters gathered Tuesday in a chilly Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline during the end of business hours. Protesters held signs, sang songs and passed out informational cards to pedestrians...
January 14, 2015 - 8:23am
January 13, 2015
Pipeline proponents, opponents converge on Crookston
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- An uneven split between proponents and opponents of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline didn't keep either side from getting their voices heard Monday at public hearing here. About 100 people turned out to testify in support of or against -- a majority of those...
January 13, 2015 - 8:08am
January 8, 2015
Hundreds pack emotional Sandpiper oil pipeline hearing in Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Roughly 500 people attended a hearing in Bemidji that may help decide the fate of the Sandpiper oil pipeline planned to cross...
January 8, 2015 - 8:04am
January 6, 2015
Sandpiper oil pipeline gets support, criticism
DULUTH, Minn. -- The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota is either a safer way to move domestic energy or an immoral boost for fossil fuels and climate change. That was the gamut of testimony Tuesday in Duluth at a public hearing on the proposed, all-new,...
January 6, 2015 - 9:58pm
Public hearing draws strong support for pro-, anti-Sandpiper camps
ST. PAUL -- The first public hearing of a weeklong tour of the state regarding the proposed Sandpiper pipeline Monday afternoon had a very different feel to it than past Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meetings on the subject. The commission held the hearing in a ballroom...
January 6, 2015 - 8:07am
January 2, 2015
Public hearings on Sandpiper oil line this week
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will take public testimony next week at five hearings across the state on the all-new Enbridge Energy Sandpiper pipeline set to run from Beaver Lodge, N.D., to Superior, Wis. This round of hearings is intended to focus primarily on the...
news / government
January 2, 2015 - 2:22pm
Minn. study: Millions needed for rail safety
Minnesota needs to spend $244 million to improve railroad crossing safety where oil trains cross the state, the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
news / government
January 2, 2015 - 2:07pm
Other Opinions: Area waters at risk with oil pipeline
BY WINONA LADUKE Guest Columnist What started as 375,000 barrels per day crossing by Rice Lake and the Mississippi headwaters, is now almost 1.5 million barrels per day proposed oil in the Enbridge lines. As well, Enbridge proposes to abandon a rusting line and leave it, in the...
opinion / other opinions
January 2, 2015 - 12:37pm
December 15, 2014
Groups file lawsuit for broader review of Sandpiper oil pipeline
ST. PAUL -- Two Minnesota environmental groups filed suit in state district court Friday asking for a broader environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and Friends of the...
December 15, 2014 - 10:06am
December 13, 2014
ND oil boom a big MN political topic
It is hard to talk long to any Minnesota official without hearing about North Dakota. The reason? Oil that is, black gold, Bakken tea. The first thing you know, old North Dakota’s a billionaire. All that money has Minnesota politicians envious and concerned. From Gov. Mark...
December 13, 2014 - 11:00am
December 4, 2014
Enbridge paves the way for another pipeline project
CLEARBROOK, Minn. -- Representatives from Canadian oil company Enbridge Energy met with residents in Clearbrook on Wednesday, the first in a...
December 4, 2014 - 8:46am
October 8, 2014
More easements are filed as Enbridge delays project
Forty-five new easement agreements have been filed in Hubbard County over the Sandpiper oil pipeline as Enbridge announced Tuesday the project will likely be delayed a year into 2017. Delays in the regulatory process have prompted the company to file a “material change” document...
October 8, 2014 - 10:30am