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North Dakota Oil

John Oliver Explains Why North Dakota Is FAR Too Nice To Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.12.2015 | Comedy

On Sunday, John Oliver addressed the kind and polite people of North Dakota, a state that has had a recent oil boom so large that it's cut the nation'...

North Dakota's New Oil Train Safety Checks May Fall Short

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - New regulations to cap vapor pressure of North Dakota crude fail to account for how...

Walrusgrams and Fracklands: Messages From Another Planet

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Between the two worlds, the one producing ever more fossil fuels amid a let-the-good-times-roll spirit of triumphalism and the one slowly melting down under the impact of what those fossil fuels release into the atmosphere, there sometimes seems no connection at all.

A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Laura Gottesdiener

At 9 p.m. on that August night, when I arrived for my first shift as a cocktail waitress at Whispers, one of the two strip clubs in downtown Williston, I didn't expect a 25-year-old man to get beaten to death outside the joint. Then again, I didn't really expect most of the things I encountered reporting on the oil boom in western North Dakota this past summer.

Republican Calls For Oil Boom Slowdown After Train Crash

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green

By Alicia Underlee Nelson FARGO, North Dakota, Jan 3 (Reuters) - A prominent North Dakota Republican has called for a slowdown in the ...

Oil Company Detected Anomalies Before 20,000 Barrel Spill

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Tesoro Logistics LP on Thursday said it detected anomalies during an inspection of its 20-year-old North Dakota pipeline days bef...

Were Native American Tribes Cheated Out Of More Than $1 Billion?

Posted 02.25.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by s...

Joe Van Brussel

A Young Entrepreneur's Idea In The Boom Economy Of The Bakken Oil Patch | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

In the Williston area of North Dakota, where the unemployment rate was recently reported at one percent and job openings outnumbered the jobless 10 to...

Dems Challenge GOP Mapping Skills

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

North Dakota Democrats are criticizing the state's Republican Congressman Rick Berg over claims he supported expanding Highway 2 from two lanes to fou...

John Celock

After Economic Boom, What Will Be North Dakota's Next Move? | John Celock | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

The federal government's rural development agency released a report Wednesday outlining a series of recommendations for North Dakota in the wake of th...

John Celock

Lawmakers To Tackle More Than Nickname | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Fighting Sioux nickname is not the only thing on North Dakota lawmakers' plates during a special session this week, with flooding and housing also...