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How Many North Dakota Lives Could Oil Pipelines Be Saving?

How Many North Dakota Lives Could Oil Pipelines Be Saving?

One continually frustrating aspect of the North Dakota media’s coverage of rising traffic fatality rates is the fact that they refuse to report those rates in the context of rising levels of traffic on the road. Yes, fatalities are up, but so are the number of drivers on the road and the number of vehicle

ND Oil Regulator: Federal Government Wants Authority Over All ND Drilling Permits

North Dakota’s top oil regulator, Lynn Helms, told legislators yesterday that the federal government wants to try and force all drilling permits for North Dakota’s oil fields through the federal Fish and Wildlife Office. The federal government holds oil production rights that are scattered across western North Dakota. Helms believes federal regulators can slow down

ND's Top Oil Regulator Warns Of Production Slow Downs, Wants Fund To Fight Federal Regulations

Lynn Helms, North Dakota’s Mineral Resources Director, says it’s “not all roses and sunshine” in the oil patch. He’s warning of a possible slow down in production (and thus the revenues the oil boom is pumping into state coffers) due to changing market conditions and/or new federal regulations. And to that last point, Helms wants

Obama Crony Warren Buffett Raking It In From Transporting Bakken Oil By Rail

If built, the Keystone XL pipeline would take about 100,000 barrels of North Dakota’s Bakken oil per day (to put that into perspective, that’s the equivalent of taking about 500 tanker trucks off the roads a day). But the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t being built as President Obama continues to obstruct the process with regulation.

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