In North Dakota, nearly a million barrels of crude oil are extracted from the ground each day, and instead of pipelines, most of it is transported by rail. Now, prompted by a series of catastrophic accidents, the Department of Transportation…
Russell Gold, the author of the book, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, and an energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins the NewsHour's Stephen Fee via Google Hangout to discuss the…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
A pipeline leak near Williston, North Dakota, that began January 6 has spilled 3 million gallons of brine -- a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing. The leak has reached the Missouri River, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
By PBS NewsHour
In North Dakota an oil boom has transformed the state's economy. Nearly a million barrels of crude come out of the ground each day in the state, and instead of traveling by pipeline, most North Dakota oil goes by rail.
After a series of fiery derailments over the past year -- including a deadly incident in Quebec last summer -- regulators and policy makers are asking questions about the safety of oil by rail.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down the United States' most restrictive abortion law, North Dakota’s prohibition of abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, calling it “invalid and unconstitutional.”…
The oil boom in North Dakota has caused major problems for the state's roads, railways and housing.
In other news Tuesday, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected -- as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Also, the Supreme Court decided that police must have a warrant…
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