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Enbridge oil pipeline markers dot the land near Leonard, Minn. Forum News Service file photo

Audio: Line 3 Pipeline Project Manager Says There Will Be More Environmental Impacts if Old Line Isn’t Replaced

Audio: Line 3 Pipeline Project Manager Says There Will Be More Environmental Impacts if Old Line Isn’t Replaced

UPDATE: This post originally said the public hearings were being held by Enbridge. That was an error. They’re being held by the State of Minnesota. Public hearings regarding Line 3 pipeline replacement project have begun in Minnesota. And of course, because pipelines are a hot political topic these days, those hearings are featuring push back from

Crews work at an oil well site near Williston, N.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

There Was Never a Bust: North Dakota’s Oil Industry Is More Efficient, More Resilient Than Ever Before

“A Shale-Oil Boomtown Climbs Back From the Bust” That was a headline from the Wall Street Journal over the weekend. It was an article, focused on Watford City in McKenzie County, describing about oil jobs and oil activity rebounding. The rebound is very good news, and a story worth telling, but I take issue with describing the

An oil well pump in a sunflower field on July 26, 2015, west of Dickinson just off Interstate 94 as a storm brews off to the east. 2015 Forum News Service photo

UND Economist on North Dakota Economy: “If We’re Not at Rock Bottom We’re Close”

Economic activity in North Dakota has been in decline for a couple of years now, dragging tax revenues for state and local governments down with it. As a result lawmakers had to shrink state budgets during a bruising session earlier this year (let’s hope local governments do the same instead of hiking property taxes). Populations

A drilling rig is pictured near Lake Sakakawea near New Town, N.D., on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Some fear that uncertainty about who owns the minerals under the lake will deter oil development in the area. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Governor Doug Burgum and the Land Board Need to Get in Control of Their Bureaucrats

There is a land grab being pursued by some North Dakota bureaucrats, an immoral sort of expropriation of valuable private mineral rights, that is now in defiance of not only decency but legislative intent. Our state’s elected leaders serving on the Board of Trust Lands need to step in and restore order. They need to

Rigging equipment is pictured in a field on June 4, 2015. REUTERS / Cooper Neill

North Dakota Oil Producers Helped Topple OPEC

OPEC, the global oil cartel which worked to  fix prices for the benefit of its members, is dead. So writes Pascal-Emanuel Gobry in The Week. The group isn’t officially dead, but they’ve lost their ability to dominate the global oil markets. The reason? Shale oil, particularly here in the United States. Fracking has “massively expanded oil

Former Democratic state Senator Mac Schneider, pictured here in 2015 with state Rep. Corey Mock looking on.

There Is No Version of Reality in Which a $600 Million Tax Hike Is Really a Tax Cut

Democrats really, really want “Republicans cut taxes for big oil” to be a viable part of their political platform heading into the 2018 election cycle. The big obstacle they face is that it isn’t a true statement. What they’re hoping is that if they just keep repeating the claim, over and over again, the public

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Oil Industry Calls Senator Heitkamp a Hypocrite

Earlier today I wrote about Senator Heidi Heitkamp indicating that she’d vote against a Congressional repeal for a BLM rule regulating methane emissions. These would be emissions that a) the EPA already regulates and b) the BLM has no authority to regulate. Anyway, Heitkamp did vote against repeal. In fact, she was the deciding vote.

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