The oil pipeline that sparked months of protests and mass arrests in 2016 has been approved for an extension by regulators in North Dakota. The three-member North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved pipeline builder Energy Transfer Partners’ planned expansion to nearly double the number of barrels of crude oil pumped through the...
Defense Secretary Mark Esper used his first-ever visit to a nuclear missile field in frigid North Dakota to tout the Trump administration's multibillion-dollar plan for a top-to-bottom modernization of the nuclear arsenal. The costly project is necessary, he said, to keep up with Russia and outpace China.
An all-Republican board of government regulators in North Dakota Wednesday voted to approve a permit that would expand the capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline project, which they believe has met rigorous state and federal requirements to proceed but that opponents say still present concerning risks for the environment and for constituents living in the region.
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