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Economy May 21Judge says Dakota Access line can stay open pending review
A federal judge has ruled that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue to operate while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an extensive environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg announced his decision Friday.
Economy Aug 05Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline during environmental review
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep oil flowing while the environmental review is conducted.
Nation May 21$1.3 billion awarded for border wall, largest contract yet
A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract so far to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Economy Feb 19North Dakota regulators approve expanded Dakota Access pipeline
Opponents say the expansion would increase the possibility of an oil spill. They argue the commission should have considered effects all along the line and not solely at the pump station location.
Nation Nov 18More land affected by Keystone pipeline leak than originally thought
State regulators now estimate the oil spill affected about 209,100 square feet of land near Edinburg, North Dakota.
Nation Oct 31Keystone oil pipeline leaks 383,000 gallons in North Dakota
Crews on Tuesday shut down the pipeline that carries tar sands oil from Canada through seven states after the leak was discovered.
Politics Nov 01North Dakota tribe’s challenge to voter ID law rejected by judge
North Dakota's law requires voters to show ID with a residential street address, which American Indians have argued is not always evident on reservations.