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255 barrels of produced water spills in Billings County
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Veeder: At the ranch, circle of life can be tough to witness
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Omdahl: National interests taking over state initiatives
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Ilene (Hanel) Gill
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June 22, 2016
Court sets aside Obama administration fracking rules for public lands
A federal judge in Wyoming has set aside new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a victory for oil and gas producers who vehemently...
June 22, 2016 - 3:02pm
April 28, 2016
Port: Fracking is not contaminating water in North Dakota
MINOT -- At times the opponents of fracking seem so desperate to manufacture ugly headlines about it that they draw ludicrous conclusions from...
April 28, 2016 - 11:51pm
March 10, 2016
Other Views: Fracking dishonesty from Democrats
FARGO -- Asked at their recent debate about hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders said they opposed the process that has revolutionized and revitalized the oil and natural gas industries in the United States. It’s...
March 10, 2016 - 5:16pm
March 9, 2016
Port: Heitkamp’s presidential candidate has lost her fracking mind
MINOT -- Hydraulic fracturing took a beating at a recent debate between the Democratic presidential candidates. You probably know this term better...
March 9, 2016 - 12:01am
October 20, 2015
Study: Fracking in Marcellus shale can cause nearby abandoned wells to leak methane
BOSTON -- Hydraulic fracturing can cause nearby abandoned oil wells to leak methane, according to a study published on Tuesday in the peer-reviewed Water Resources Research journal, marking a potentially large source of unrecorded greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at the...
October 20, 2015 - 1:09pm
October 19, 2015
State engineer ends policy allowing irrigation water for fracking
BISMARCK – In another sign of the oil industry slowing down and infrastructure catching up in North Dakota, the state engineer’s office is discontinuing a program that allows irrigation permit holders to sell water to the oil industry for use in hydraulic fracturing. The engineer’s...
October 19, 2015 - 4:54pm
September 30, 2015
Judge enjoins BLM from enforcing fracking rule until matter resolved in court
BISMARCK -- A federal judge who stopped a new Obama administration rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands from taking effect in June decided Wednesday to set the rule aside until the matter is resolved in court. Judge Scott Skavdahl granted the preliminary...
September 30, 2015 - 5:04pm
September 14, 2015
Oil production off slightly in July
WILLISTON, N.D. - North Dakota oil production fell less than 1 percent in July but held at an average of 1.2 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. Director Lynn Helms said North Dakota’s oil and gas industry is “hanging in there” despite...
September 14, 2015 - 5:06pm
August 25, 2015
Orr: Encourage, don't ban fracking on federal lands
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- In a recent article promoting his Protect Our Public Lands Act, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., argues the government should ban hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Pocan cites concerns about potential environmental and economic impacts of horizontal hydraulic...
August 25, 2015 - 12:36pm
July 29, 2015
U.S. oil firms turn to fracking mixology as crude slides again
WILLISTON -- U.S. oil companies, under renewed pressure from falling crude prices, are increasingly tweaking and mixing fracking technologies...
July 29, 2015 - 4:22pm
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
June 4, 2015
EPA: Hydraulic fracturing poses no ‘widespread risk’ to drinking water
WASHINGTON — Fracking has not led to widespread pollution of drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday in a long-awaited draft study, but warned that certain drilling activities could pose risks. The study, requested by Congress and five years in...
June 4, 2015 - 10:36pm
May 19, 2015
Oil tycoon called for college scientists' dismissal, emails say
HOUSTON -- Harold Hamm, owner of one of North Dakota's top oil-producing companies, told a University of Oklahoma dean last year that scientists studying links between oil drilling and earthquakes should be dismissed, according to media reports. In a report last week, Bloomberg,...
May 19, 2015 - 11:01pm
May 18, 2015
Oil groups ask court to temporarily block U.S. fracking rules
WASHINGTON -- Two oil and gas groups have asked a federal court to block the implementation new U.S. rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands until their lawsuit challenging the regulations is resolved. The Independent Petroleum Association Of America and the Western Energy...
May 18, 2015 - 2:09pm