Discussion planned on Keystone SL, energy issues

The public is invited to an April 1 armchair discussion on the importance of energy and the Keystone XL Pipeline moderated by Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy, with special guests Donald P. Loren, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Security Integration and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox. Loren also is a retired Navy rear admiral



US manufacturing is coming back - Thank shale

The U.S. shale boom is beginning to ripple outward to American cities. The shale mining industry's rising demand for materials and equipment along with the abundance of cheap fuel are fueling a modest renaissance in American manufacturing, according to a report prepared by IHS Global insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.



Keystone XL Pipeline. Potential to Benefit Billings.

Over five and a half years later, The Keystone XL Pipeline is still waiting on President Obama's desk.



Grain trains delayed by wheather, construction, oil

Montana farmers are struggling to get their wheat to Pacific ports, as weather, construction and traffic take a toll on grain trains The amount of oil shipping by rail, roughly a million barrels a day from the Bakken, isn't going to slow. Grain shipments will continue to be challenged, which will cut into business for CHS and others.



Crow Tribe awarded $655K for Yellowtail Hydro project

The Crow Tribe will receive $665,000 for a hydropower dam project, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Friday.



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.



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...



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.



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.



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.