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May 12, 2016
Obama administration to announce move to cut methane from oil, gas sector
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil its latest action aimed at reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement. The White House and the EPA will announce the actions at 11 a.m. EDT, the...
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May 12, 2016 - 11:21am
October 31, 2014
N.D. officials say EPA’s proposed a of the U.S. rule is ‘unworkable’
BISMARCK — State government leaders said they are finalizing comments urging two federal agencies to withdraw a proposed rule that Gov. Jack Dalrymple said would “drastically expand” federal authority over North Dakota waters. The proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule released...
October 31, 2014 - 8:31am
March 22, 2014
US regulators failed to spot deadly GM defects that others saw
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO - Retired Wisconsin state trooper Keith Young and his wife were sitting at the kitchen table last month when a story on the evening news jarred them: General Motors Co was recalling 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches. Young said the couple...
News/Nation and World
March 22, 2014 - 8:00pm
April 25, 2013
OSHA cites N.D. energy company
STANLEY, N.D. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Minot company with safety violations following the death of an oil field worker. OSHA said it has cited First Choice Energy of Minot with nine serious safety violations...
April 25, 2013 - 7:23am
June 29, 2012
State checks contractor compliance in Williston
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A state task force has conducted random compliance checks at various construction sites in Williston and found that most companies are complying with state laws. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the task force inspected 32 sites involving 70 contractors....
June 29, 2012 - 11:35am
June 16, 2012
Clark praised for joining FERC
BISMARCK (AP) -- The president of a national utility regulators' group is praising the choice of North Dakota's Tony Clark for a federal regulatory job. Clark joins the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday. He is resigning as chairman of North Dakota's Public Service Commission....
June 16, 2012 - 7:07am
March 21, 2012
New oil regulations make sense
It should come as no surprise that the oil industry is pushing back on new North Dakota regulations. That's what the industry does: attempt to work in the least-regulated environment possible. But regulating sensibly and responsibly is what the state is supposed to do, and it appears...
March 21, 2012 - 7:13am
January 24, 2012
Regulators endorse oil waste pit rules
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota oil regulators on Monday endorsed new rules aimed at reducing the number of oil waste disposal pits and disclosing...
January 24, 2012 - 7:38am
January 23, 2012
Rules approved to cut North Dakota oil waste pits
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota regulators have approved new rules to reduce the number of open pits used to dump oil drilling wastes. The rules also require oil companies to disclose the makeup of fluid that is used in an oil drilling process called hydraulic fracturing. The...
January 23, 2012 - 1:59pm
December 31, 2011
Proposed ND oil rules will cut waste pit numbers
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Regulators say proposed new rules for North Dakota's oil country will reduce the number of waste pits. State Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms says each North Dakota oil well now has a pit for dumping liquid waste and rock chips from drilling....
December 31, 2011 - 10:05am
December 27, 2011
N.D. rules order disclosure of 'frack' fluids
BISMARCK (AP) -- Proposed new North Dakota rules say oil companies have to disclose the recipe for special fluids they pump underground. The procedure is called "fracking," which is short for hydraulic fracturing. Water, chemicals and grit are pumped underground at high pressure...
December 27, 2011 - 7:47am
December 3, 2010
Head-scratching rules and regs
One could be generous and call some game laws inexplicable; or one could be more accurate and say they are dim-witted. Take the age requirement for a person to hunt big game. With the myriad distractions available to youth today, including an endless procession of electronic gadgetry,...
December 3, 2010 - 7:52am
July 9, 2010
Fishing regs are changing
In the past couple of weeks there have been some changes in fishing and boating regulations that anyone who is boating or fishing need to keep in mind. It is important to remember that many of these regulations vary from state to state, but if you're going to be fishing or pulling...
July 9, 2010 - 8:41am
May 21, 2010
The facts about one-over regulations
I've got one lunker fish to my credit and I won't lie, it was more about luck than skill, and that's how it usually works for me. Save for the hardcore anglers who spend more time fishing than sleeping, the majority of us are not on the water fishing three hours a day for five days...
May 21, 2010 - 8:38am
April 2, 2010
Rather than wholesale changes on a yearly basis, the bulk of North Dakota's fishing rules and regulations are implemented every two years, and 2010 is one of the years when we get a new fishing proclamation. The new regulations go into effect April 1 and are in place until March...
April 2, 2010 - 9:02am