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Oil spills

May 21, 2018
Oil company comes forward after discovering five unreported ND spills
May 21, 2018 - 7:06pm
April 8, 2018
columnist Rob Port
Commentary: North Dakota's new spill rules provide a clearer picture of the problem
April 8, 2018 - 7:19am
July 18, 2017
Gov. Doug Burgum leads a meeting of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, at the state Capitol on Tuesday, July 18, in Bismarck. Earlier Tuesday at the Bakken conference at the Event Center, Burgum issued challenges to the oil industry, including striving for zero spills and reaching 2 million barrels per day. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune
Burgum challenges oil industry to eliminate spills, increase production
July 18, 2017 - 8:35pm
March 28, 2017
Stacked rigs and other idle oil equipment is seen in a Nabors Drilling yard near Williston, North Dakota April 30, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Cullen/File Photo
Port: Reform to North Dakota’s oil spill guidelines is imperfect but an improvement over the status quo
March 28, 2017 - 10:05am
September 23, 2016
Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, in Los Angeles, Sept. 13, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
September 23, 2016 - 4:44pm
April 27, 2016
Duke University students Nancy Lauer, left, and Jennifer Harkness collect water and soil samples at the Bear Den Bay spill site in July 2015. Photo special to Forum News Service
Spill contamination lingering years later, study says
April 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
April 7, 2016
Bob Banderet, pictured in this May 2011 file photo, reported a TransCanada oil spill five years ago in southeast North Dakota. WDAY-TV file photo
5 years after spill, rancher and ‘pipeline junkie’ still has questions
April 7, 2016 - 6:39pm
February 25, 2016
BNSF to pay fines for oil, diesel spills
February 25, 2016 - 5:46pm
January 11, 2016
Williams County farmer Ron Sylte visits the site of a saltwater pipeline leak Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in a durum field that he farms north of Williston, N.D. (Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service)
Farmer says pipeline company must ‘do something better’ after second spill
January 11, 2016 - 8:13pm
January 8, 2016
Ness: Setting the facts straight on spills
January 8, 2016 - 6:54pm
March 14, 2015
Letter: Oil and other hazardous materials spills
March 14, 2015 - 10:38pm
Bill Fahlsing, emergency manager for Stark County, sits in his office in Dickinson. (Abby Kessler/The Dickinson Press)
Disaster planners: Emergency managers play a key role in preventing tragedies
March 14, 2015 - 6:35pm
February 5, 2015
Dems want audit for oil regulators, health dept.
February 5, 2015 - 11:44pm
January 29, 2015
Democrat introduces oil penalties legislation
January 29, 2015 - 10:18pm
January 28, 2015
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan 
Workers tethered to an air boat for safety squeegeed oil into holes or slots in the ice-covered Yellowstone River on Monday near Glendive, Mont. The oil was then scooped up into hand buckets or via a 2-inch suction line.
Spills have lawmakers looking for answers
January 28, 2015 - 10:06pm