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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
June 10, 2017
Nisswa resident Jerry Raedeke testifies Thursday concerning the Line 3 replacement project at a meeting Thursday night hosted by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. A large crowd gathered at Central Lakes College in Brainerd to comment on a draft environmental impact statement prepared for the proposed oil pipeline. (Chelsey Perkins / Forum News Service)
Meeting on Line 3 project draws crowd
June 10, 2017 - 4:53pm
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
January 27, 2017
Letter: Don't force reporting of tiny, contained oil spills
January 27, 2017 - 6:20am
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 - 3:11pm
January 9, 2016
A drilling rig operates on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, south of Tioga, N.D. (Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service)
North Dakota to take a closer look at oil industry fines behind closed doors
January 9, 2016 - 3:02pm
December 12, 2015
Researchers at the University of North Dakota found anecdotal evidence that workmanship and inspections were a key to preventing spills from pipelines such as these. 
Photo courtesy of UND EERC
Digging for root cause of pipeline spills
December 12, 2015 - 8:45pm
June 18, 2015
After river oil spills, senator calls for oversight hearing for nation's pipeline safety agency
June 18, 2015 - 11:45pm
June 5, 2015
State regulators say oil wells near Missouri, Yellowstone rivers ready for flooding
June 5, 2015 - 8:45pm
June 4, 2015
White Earth voices concerns about Sandpiper
June 4, 2015 - 10:10pm
May 8, 2015
Protesters gather near the Watertown Civic Arena Friday to voice their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. President Barack Obama visited Watertown, speaking at the Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony. (Marcus Traxler/Forum News Service)
Obama's South Dakota visit brings out pipeline protesters
May 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
February 17, 2015
Five significant oil-related spills reported over weekend in N.D.
February 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
February 4, 2015
LETTER: N.D. should ramp up enforcement of oil rules
February 4, 2015 - 4:00am