Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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BISMARCK — North Dakota's top oil regulator says he is disappointed new rules for gathering pipelines won't take effect Oct. 1 as proposed, missing a prime construction period. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said the decision last week by a legislative committee to delay action on some oil rules means pipelines installed this fall won't be subject to a sweeping new set of regulations approved by the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
NEW TOWN, N.D. — Federal pipeline regulators will be in North Dakota this week investigating complaints about an oil pipeline recently installed under Lake Sakakawea. Personnel from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are investigating claims from former crew members on the Sacagawea Pipeline that the coating of the pipe was not properly inspected before it was installed under the lake.
BISMARCK – A federal judge in North Dakota has tossed a restraining order against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters but had harsh words for unlawful and violent protesters who “constitute a...
BISMARCK - North Dakota oil production held steady in July and remained over 1 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday. Oil production increased more than 2,300 barrels per day in July to 1.029 million barrels per day, according to the preliminary figures. Director Lynn Helms said in his monthly update that low oil prices continue to drive the slowdown in the oil industry, which is expected to last at least through this year and perhaps into the second quarter of 2017.
MANDAN, N.D. — After back-to-back days of arrests connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, Thursday, Sept. 15, was quiet for Morton County law enforcement but a busy day for the court as prosecutors filed charges against additional protesters. Seven individuals are charged with reckless endangerment or conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment stemming from Tuesday and Wednesday incidents involving people who attached themselves to construction equipment.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – As Dakota Access Pipeline opponents shut down work Tuesday, Sept. 13, at multiple job sites, North Dakota’s governor called for federal assistance to maintain peace and...
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources was attacked by ransomware last week, but the threat was identified quickly and files have since been restored. A computer within...
MANDAN, N.D.—A reporter from Democracy Now! who documented security personnel with guard dogs working for Dakota Access Pipeline is facing criminal trespassing charges in Morton County. Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman of New York for a Class B misdemeanor, according to court documents.
NORTH OF CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is appealing a federal judge's ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline and is seeking an injunction to protect sacred sites while the appeal is pending. The tribe has filed a notice of appeal of the Friday, Sept. 9, ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg that denied the tribe's request to halt pipeline construction while the lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proceeds.
WASHINGTON — A federal judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proceeds. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the injunction in a ruling issued Friday, Sept. 9. The parties are scheduled to meet for a status conference on Sept. 16. While the ruling has been anxiously awaited by all parties, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II said this week the ruling should not be considered the end.