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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

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Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

Breached pipeline is exposed on Yellowstone River bed

GLENDIVE — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.

January 25, 2015 11:30 am Video Photos

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An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

An icy situation: Oil spill cleanup success hinges on frozen surface

The Coast Guard crew had carved a massive slit in the thick Yellowstone River ice in preparation for trapping oil flowing from a 39,000 gallon spill upstream. Then the ice began to pop, and all bets were off.

January 25, 2015 6:00 am Video Photos

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Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

Wyoming company eyes plan for pipeline replacement

UPDATE 5:34 p.m.: Some Glendive residents have reported dark material coming out of taps as the flush their pipes. The Environmental Protection Agency has studied the gritty particles and the concluded the material is not related to the oil spill but rather is naturally occurring sediment th…

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Yellowstone River oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

Yellowstone River oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network.

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Agriculture committee advances pipeline protection for Wyoming landowners

Agriculture committee advances pipeline protection for Wyoming landowners

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would protect landowners from damage liability caused by energy pipelines on their land passed the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.

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Breach in pipeline found; cancer-causing agent detected in water

Breach in pipeline found; cancer-causing agent detected in water

GLENDIVE — Eastern Montana residents rushed to stock up on bottled water Tuesday after authorities detected a cancer-causing component of oil in public water supplies downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill.

January 20, 2015 7:40 am Photos

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Crews to clean up oil spilled into Yellowstone River from Montana pipeline

Crews to clean up oil spilled into Yellowstone River from Montana pipeline

At least 42,000 gallons of oil has leaked into the Yellowstone River from a broken pipeline, leaving the Glendive city water supply smelling and tasting like petroleum.

January 19, 2015 9:04 am Photos

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Official says proposed pipeline would boost economy, be safe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A company proposing a pipeline to carry oil from western North Dakota to refineries in eastern states says it would create thousands of jobs in South Dakota while generating tens of millions of dollars in taxes and landowner easements.

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Audit: $13M in costs questioned in Rocky Boy’s pipeline project

Audit: $13M in costs questioned in Rocky Boy’s pipeline project

A U.S. Department of Interior audit of a massive water pipeline project for the Rocky Boy’s Reservation and north-central Montana questions how a Chippewa Cree company created by the tribe to run the project used nearly $13 million in government money.

December 23, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure.

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N.D. regulators approve 197-mile-long oil pipeline

WILLISTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission says a permit to convert a 197-mile long oil gathering line into a transmission pipeline has been approved.

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Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.

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North Dakota regulators give OK to pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — A pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel topping plant under construction in southwest North Dakota was given the go-ahead this week by state regulators.

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250 barrels of saltwater leak into N.D. creek

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Health Department says a pipeline leaked about 250 barrels of saltwater into a creek in northwest North Dakota.

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Public hearing set for oil transmission pipeline

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing in Williston to discuss a proposed crude oil transmission pipeline.

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North Dakota pipeline oil spill cleanup continues

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Department of Health says cleanup efforts continue in at least one of two pipeline spill sites that released a total of nearly 1,000 barrels of crude oil over the weekend.

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Supporters says Keystone XL bill short of 60 votes

Supporters says Keystone XL bill short of 60 votes

WASHINGTON — Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline conceded Thursday they lack the 60 votes necessary to pass legislation authorizing immediate construction of the project, but said they remain hopeful of prevailing.

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Compressor stations pictured in May 2011

Compressor stations pictured in May 2011

Compressor stations pictured in May 2011 at the Williams natural gas pipeline hub in Opal, Wyo. The facility and the town of Opal were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after an explosion and fire.

April 23, 2014 6:25 pm
U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

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