03.11.14

Officials: Canadian oil won't hurt ND production

North Dakota has more than doubled its oil production in the past two years, closing in on a million barrels of oil a day-- a barrel is equivalent to 42 gallons But due to the lack of pipeline capacity in the state, most of the state's production is being shipped by rail. The proposed but controversial multibillion-dollar pipelines that would bring a flood of Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. likely won't hinder North Dakota's soaring crude production, state and industry officia's say.

 

03.07.14

Keystone XL project overwhelmingly favored by Americans

New Post-ABC News poll: Americans support the idea of constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States by a nearly 3 to 1 margin...

 

03.07.14

POLL: Two-Thirds Back Keystone Pipeline; More See Jobs than Environmental Risk

Support for the Keystone XL pipeline reached a two-year high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, with the public overwhelmingly saying it would create jobs, while dividing on its potential environmental impact.

 

03.07.14

Most back Keystone XL pipeline

Americans support the idea of constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States by a nearly 3 to 1 margin, with 65 percent saying it should be approved and 22 percent opposed, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

 

02.27.14

Rail cars used to ship oil are 'unacceptable public risk,' NTSB official says

Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

 

02.27.14

Rail cars used to ship oil called 'unacceptable risk'

Cars voluntarily upgraded may not be sufficient, federal official says.

 

02.26.14

Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

The State Department's inspector general says a contractor that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest.

 

02.26.14

Feds issue emergency order on oil shipments

Hauling crude by rail comes under more stringent rules, excluding some cars.

 

02.20.14

9 schools gets grant money to address impact of oil, natural gas production in district

Helena, MT - The Office of Public Instruction has announced nine grants totaling nearly $450,000 to school districts impacted by oil and natural gas production.

 

02.04.14

Group of Legislators, Labor, Business, National Security Leaders Call for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Following the release of the State Department's fifth and final environmental impact statement... many U.S. Senators and US Representatives... labor and business leaders... call on President to approve pipeline.