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Keystone Delays Have Probably Done Wonders For Heidi Heitkamp's Investment Portfolio

Keystone Delays Have Probably Done Wonders For Heidi Heitkamp's Investment Portfolio

As a matter of public policy, Senator Heidi Heitkamp is an extremely vocal proponent of building the Keystone XL pipeline. She campaigned on it in 2012, and when the Obama administration announced the most recent delay in approving the project, she called it “ridiculous” in a statement posted on her official Senate website. But as

Hoeven: DOT Has To Finalize Oil Rail Car Regulations Faster

“New regulations requiring stronger rail cars for carrying oil will be finalized in 2015, according to a schedule released Tuesday by the Department of Transportation,” reports The Hill. In a press release responding to the announcement, Senator John Hoeven says that’s not fast enough: “The DOT today indicated it will not finalize rules governing the

North Dakota's Senators Are Both Millionaires

The Center for Responsive Politics (the folks who run OpenSecrets.org) have released their analysis of 2012 congressional finance disclosures, which may seem a little odd coming in 2014. “It may seem surprising that 2012 data on the personal finances of lawmakers, the Supreme Court and the executive branch is considered new in January 2014,” writes

Obama/Heitkamp Crony Capitalism And Train Derailments

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks In the wake of the explosive Casselton train development, which I think everyone knows could have been far more tragic than it was if it had occurred in one of the population centers along the rail line, there’s been a lot of talk about the explosion in

The War Over Pipelines: Heidi Heitkamp Has Big Financial Ties To Warren Buffett

After a catastrophic, but thankfully not deadly or injurious, train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, right before the holiday the need for pipeline infrastructure has been put into sharp focus. Pipelines are, without a doubt, a safer way to transport oil. They’re not perfect – as North Dakotans saw earlier this year when a Tesoro-owned

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.