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April 11, 2016
Letter: Oil companies’ visions for BLM rule changes are short-sighted
Comments are still being taken until April 22 on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rules to reduce methane and waste (flaring, leaks and venting) on public and tribal lands. At the only hearing in North Dakota in March, the majority of attendees spoke in favor of reducing...
April 11, 2016 - 5:50pm
March 3, 2016
Letter: BLM rules part of federal government attempt to destroy ND fossil fuel industry
On Thursday, the Bureau of Land Management heard public comment on a new federal rule that imposes new royalty rules on oil and natural gas producers. Specifically, it limits the amount of flared natural gas allowed before royalties are imposed on producers and is expected to raise...
March 3, 2016 - 6:01pm
February 15, 2016
Letter: Support cutting flaring waste on public land
The flaring of natural gas is a waste of a finite resource and a loss of income for oil companies and mineral owners, including the state of North Dakota. Currently, there is no set limit on flaring volumes on public and tribal lands. This is a huge monetary loss for tribes and for...
February 15, 2016 - 4:50pm
January 22, 2016
Obama administration seeks to curb methane emissions on public land
WASHINGTON -- In its latest move to combat climate change, the Obama administration on Friday said it will overhaul 30-year-old regulations for...
News/Nation and World
January 22, 2016 - 7:28pm
September 23, 2015
North Dakota oil producers, regulators spar over new rules
FARGO -- North Dakota's oil producers and their federal regulators spared at an industry conference on Tuesday over a raft of new rules with broad implications for energy development, the latest escalation in a war of words that has both parties aiming to sway public opinion. The...
September 23, 2015 - 9:24am
August 25, 2015
BLM opens comment period on energy lease parcel
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a Determination of NEPA Adequacy for one parcel nominated for competitive oil and gas leasing in Williams County for a 30-day period ending Sept. 23. The lease sale is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 26, 2016. The preliminary...
August 25, 2015 - 12:06pm
August 21, 2015
Water supply project for northwest ND takes big step forward
By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service BISMARCK – A long-delayed water supply project that would pump up to 26 million gallons a day to a 10-county area of northwestern North Dakota cleared a major hurdle Friday with federal approval of a preferred alternative that...
August 21, 2015 - 5:18pm
July 16, 2015
BLM temporary housing complex ready
The Bureau of Land Management held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Patterson Lake temporary housing complex Thursday morning. Loren Wickstrom,...
July 16, 2015 - 11:59pm
June 11, 2015
U.S. fracking rules to face early legal test
WASHINGTON -- Energy industry groups and states that oppose new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands are headed to court this month to try to block the regulations a day before they are to take effect. Foes of the regulations will go before a federal judge...
June 11, 2015 - 4:33pm
June 10, 2015
Fracking rule would hurt N.D. income, jobs, state says
BISMARCK - North Dakota stands to lose $300 million a year in oil income and 1,900 jobs if a federal rule on hydraulic fracturing takes effect later this month, state officials argue in court documents. North Dakota has filed a request for a preliminary injunction against the...
June 10, 2015 - 6:03pm
April 24, 2015
Court says ND can join Wyoming lawsuit over fracking rules
BISMARCK – A federal court in Wyoming has issued an order allowing North Dakota to join Wyoming as a party in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s authority to impose federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing practices. “I am pleased the court has...
April 24, 2015 - 12:25pm
February 9, 2015
Updated: Officials order all vehicles off Patterson Lake
Officials ordered all motorized vehicles to be removed from Patterson Lake on Sunday afternoon following two days of high temperatures and rain...
February 9, 2015 - 4:54pm
January 30, 2015
BLM Dakotas Resource Advisory Council meeting set
BOWMAN — The Bureau of Land Management Dakotas Resource Advisory Council is holding a public meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Bowman city office building located at 101 First St. NE in Bowman. The public comment period will run from 11 a.m. to noon, when interested people...
January 30, 2015 - 10:15pm
January 27, 2015
Federal oil, gas leases in ND net $4.2M
BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has collected more than $4.2 million from the sale of oil and gas leases. In total, the seven separate leases, which were placed on bid, covers more than 1,700 acres in North Dakota. The state of North Dakota is expected to...
January 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
December 15, 2014
BLM seeks input on western ND lease parcels
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on eight parcels nominated for oil and gas leasing in Bowman, Golden Valley, Williams, Divide and Burke counties for a 15-day scoping period which will end Dec. 30. The preliminary parcel list as well as recommended stipulations...
December 15, 2014 - 11:24pm