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  • Feds join Dakota Access protest camp cleanup in race to avoid ‘environmental disaster’

    02/14/2017 4:38:49 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday that the federal government is moving in to accelerate the cleanup at the Dakota Access protest camp before the snowmelt turns the area into an “environmental disaster.” Despite weeks of cleanup at the Oceti Sakowin camp led by the Standing Rock Sioux, the job is only about half-finished. Some areas of the camp, which was built on a floodplain, are already under several inches of water. “With near-record high temperatures expected later this week and significant meltwater flooding already occurring, the situation grows increasingly unsafe by the day,” said Mr. Burgum in a...
  • Sanitation crews work to remove massive amounts of garbage from DAPL protest camp

    02/06/2017 8:32:05 PM PST · by dynoman · 18 replies
    KFYR TV ^ | 2-6-17 | KFYR
    Making a dent in the immense amount of trash being hauled out of the Oceti Sakowin #DakotaAccessPipeline protest camp is being hindered by the weather. The garbage that was left behind is now frozen into massive chunks of junk. It's estimated it will take 250 trucks filled with litter to clear the camp. Each load that's dumped is inspected by the Morton County Sheriff's Department. #DAPL
  • Massive Cleanup Underway Where Environmentalists Camped for Pipeline Protest

    02/06/2017 7:36:52 AM PST · by libstripper · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Feb. 5, 2017 | Rick Moran
    A cleanup to prevent an "environmental disaster" is underway at a protest camp near the Dakota Access Pipeline. The camp had been occupied by thousands of environmentalists and Native Americans who were demonstrating against the pipeline project. It was the Native Americans who requested help with the cleanup, as massive amounts of garbage, human waste, teepees, and abandoned vehicles must be removed before the spring thaw when flooding is expected.
  • Massive cleanup underway after Dakota Access protesters leave behind environmental mess

    02/05/2017 3:44:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 4, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Clean-up crews are racing to clear acres of debris at the largest Dakota Access protest camp before the spring thaw turns the snowy, trash-covered plains into an environmental disaster area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that the camp, located on federal land, would be closed Feb. 22 in order to “prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area” at the mouth of the Cannonball River in North Dakota. “Without proper remediation, debris, trash, and untreated waste will wash into the Cannonball River and Lake Oahe,” the Corps said in its...
  • With violence and extremism, the Left has lost the moral high ground on Trump

    02/04/2017 8:15:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    InForum ^ | February 4, 2017 | Rob Port
    I desperately want Donald Trump to be a good President. If he could unravel the harmful policies of the Obama administration, and take a wrecking ball to entrenched bureaucratic and political power in Washington D.C., he could go down as one of our nation's greatest leaders. Or he could become a laughing stock. An embarrassing political footnote. Something akin to Minnesota electing Jesse Ventura to be governor. Sometimes the moment can make the man. I've been waiting for Democrats to rise to the occasion of the Trump presidency by becoming the loyal opposition. Trump would be a better sort of...
  • Chase Iron Eyes among 76 arrested as DAPL protesters attempt to set up new camp on private land

    02/01/2017 5:42:30 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    KFYR FOX ^ | February 1, 2017
    CANNON BALL, N.D. - A coordinated law enforcement effort evacuated another Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp that was beginning to take root outside of the main protest camp. Humvees and front end loaders pushed protesters back and converged on the camp from the east and west. The new camp was an attempt by a group of activists to establish a peaceful and prayerful protest. Law enforcement moved in around 2 p.m. and protesters said they were ready to stand their ground. "If they do come over and they do arrest us and they do, you know, get aggressive, we'll stand...
  • Army Corps told to clear way for Dakota Access construction

    01/31/2017 7:13:16 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 31,2017 | Devin Henry
    The acting secretary of the Army has instructed federal officials to issue the easement necessary to build a controversial segment of the Dakota Access pipeline, members of the North Dakota congressional delegation said Tuesday. “The Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed us that he has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline,” Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said in a Tuesday night statement. “This will enable the company to complete the project, which can and will be built with the necessary safety features to protect the Standing Rock...
  • North Dakota may eliminate penalties for running down protesters who block the freeway

    01/17/2017 8:41:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Robert Laurie
    ..Accidentally, of course. We’ve all seen the clips. A mob of protesters rioters shuffles down the center of a three-lane highway like a scene from The Walking Dead. They block traffic, delay safety and rescue vehicles, and generally cause havoc in the name of their cause du jour. Many have wondered “what happens if you just plow into them?” Well, usually what happens is you go to jail. However, in North Dakota, that may soon be a thing of the past. OK, not exactly. Before you go all David Carradine in Death Race 2000, you should know that purposely running...
  • Standing Rock rep impressed after meeting with Trump transition team

    12/16/2016 1:59:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | December 15, 2016 | Forum News Service
    A Standing Rock Sioux Tribe representative said the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy served as a springboard for discussion this week during a listening session with the Donald Trump’s transition team and tribal leaders. Chad Harrison, member of the Standing Rock Tribal Council, was among tribal leaders from around the country who participated in a listening session Wednesday in Washington. While the event was not focused on Dakota Access, the Standing Rock Tribe’s lawsuit over the pipeline’s Missouri River crossing raised awareness of broader issues, such as the need for greater tribal consultation on infrastructure projects and other policy issues, Harrison...
  • Obama administration proves willing to rewrite the rules on Dakota Access

    12/09/2016 11:42:10 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2016 | By Anthony T. Caso
    In the latest development on the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will withhold the final easement under Lake Oahe needed to complete the project. This abrupt reversal of approval, given by the career environmental specialists, is deeply disturbing, particularly for the North Dakotans that will remain under threat of harm from protesters who will likely persist in the region for the foreseeable future. The action also sets a disconcerting precedent by an administration that appears willing to rewrite its own regulatory procedures to appease the protestors. The rule of law is the...
  • NDSU Speech by Breitbart Personality Canceled Due to #NoDAPL Protests

    12/05/2016 5:36:25 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    sayanythingblog.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Rob Port
    Milo Yiannopoulos, a Trump-supporting provocateur who works for Breitbart, was set to speak at North Dakota State University but apparently the event has been canceled due to security concerns with #NoDAPL protesters. Specifically, NDSU raised the security fee: The event which was scheduled for Friday, December 16th, was suddenly hit with a large security fee increase however unlike many other universities that used security fees as an attempt to censor MILO, the threat by Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters to disrupt the event posed a viable risk to those in attendance. “Unfortunately the state of North Dakota has a issue with...
  • Siding With Lawless, Violent #NoDAPL Movement, Obama Helps Create More Republicans

    12/05/2016 10:25:43 AM PST · by georgiarat · 3 replies
    Say Anything Blog ^ | December, 5, 2016 | Rob Port
    There are a lot of reasons to think the Obama administration’s decision to decline an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline yesterday was a travesty, among the most prominent the fact that it was President Obama who made this decision. It’s worth keeping in mind that the pipeline’s current crossing of Lake Oahe was already approved and permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. That the Corps has now declined an easement for a route they’d already permitted, saying they’d like to explore other routes, tells us this decision was made in the White House, and that it was...
  • Dakota Pipeline Opponents Speak with Forked Tongue

    12/02/2016 4:48:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Having lost both scientifically and politically with the Keystone XL pipeline, deemed safe by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and certain to be approved by a President Trump sworn to develop American energy, opponents of fossil fuels have enlisted the support of American Indians. Opponents are claiming that the Dakota Access Pipeline which, like Keystone XL, will bring oil from the rich Bakken oil field in North Dakota to American markets, will violate and pollute sacred tribal lands. That they are on slippery ground with the facts has been explained by the Heritage Foundation: This 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline will deliver...
  • More than 2,000 veterans expected to form human shield at ND pipeline protest

    12/01/2016 4:55:18 AM PST · by Nextrush · 93 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/30/2016 | Terray Sylvester/Reuters
    CANNON BALL, ND--More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous plan to cut off supplies to the camp--an idea quickly abandoned after an outcry and with law enforcement's treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline protestors increasingly under the microscope. Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a contingent of more than 2,000...
  • Breaking: ND Governor Makes Emergency Declaration, Issues Mandatory Evacuation (Trunc)

    11/29/2016 6:48:34 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 58 replies
    thedailysheeple.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Claire Bernish
    Perhaps significantly advancing the time frame designated in the Army Corps of Engineers’ notice several Standing Rock Camps would face some form of eviction on December 5, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple opportuned an incoming winter storm to issue a mandatory emergency evacuation order — for all encampments north of the Cannonball River. Although the evacuation appears not be one of force, it is obligatory — all water protectors camping in Army Corps-managed land have been ordered by Dalrymple to take all possessions and vacate the area. “These persons are ordered to leave the evacuation area immediately, and are further...
  • Standing Rock activists asking white people to stop treating pipeline protest like Burning Man

    11/28/2016 10:53:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 57 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 28, 2016 | By Katie Dowd
    A reported influx of white protestors at Standing Rock has led to an unusual request from activists at the North Dakota Access Pipeline protest. According to the Independent, fellow protestors are asking white demonstrators to please stop treating the area like a free-for-all festival, complete with drugs, unsolicited music and photo ops. "No drugs or alcohol... This is not burning man or a festival," one statement posted on Facebook reads. "... YOU ARE NOT ON VACATION. This is not a camping trip." "White people are colonizing the camps..." protestor Alicia Smith added on Facebook. "They are coming in, taking food,...
  • Native Americans: Help Make America Great Again

    11/28/2016 5:15:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28 | Katie Kiefer
    Native Americans protesting the construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline: quit throwing rocks at police; stop setting cars ablaze; discard your “Children Don’t Drink Oil” signs—and join your fellow brothers and sisters in making America great again. “We don’t have weapons. … We are looking out for … the children who are not even born yet,” Standing Rock Sioux chairman David Archambault II said to defend his 10,000-member tribe’s use of violence, aggression and disorderly conduct to protest the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. No weapons? “A line of sheriff’s officers retreated in the face...
  • There is an Arrest Warrant Out for Jill Stein

    11/26/2016 10:04:55 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | 09-09-16 | John Nichols
    Third-party presidential candidates have participated in acts of civil disobedience, risked arrest, been arrested and been jailed with some frequency over the past 150 years. So the fact that Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein faces misdemeanor criminal charges in North Dakota stemming from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is hardly unprecedented. But it is politically significant. https://www.thenation.com/article/there-is-an-arrest-warrant-out-for-jill-stein/
  • Army Corps to close protest camp near Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/26/2016 6:03:40 PM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 26, 2016 | John Sexton
    The public land where hundreds of protesters have been camping out as they protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be closed on December 5th. That announcement was made in a letter sent by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Friday. The Associated Press reports: The letter, provided by the tribe, says: “To be clear, this means that no member of the general public, to include Dakota Access pipeline protesters, can be on these Corps lands.” It says anyone on land north of the river after Dec. 5 will be trespassing and...
  • North Dakota officials: Protesters should leave federal land

    11/26/2016 9:23:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 26, 2016 12:23 PM EST
    North Dakota officials are encouraging hundreds of Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters to respect a directive to leave a sprawling, months-old encampment on federal land. According to Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent him a letter Friday that said all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access Dec. 5 for “safety concerns,” including the oncoming winter and the increasingly contentious clashes between protesters and police. The Oceti Sakowin camp is on Corps land in southern North Dakota and is where the vast majority of the several...
  • Louisiana sheriff shares testimony from North Dakota experience (differs from media myths)

    11/26/2016 9:29:42 AM PST · by Baynative · 16 replies
    THV11 ^ | 11/2/16 | WWLTV staff
    Before traveling, Sheriff Champagne admitted he had the wrong impression about the pipeline based on what he called sensational news reports that the pipeline was to run directly through the Standing Rock Reservation and disturb ancient burial grounds. "I quickly learned and saw for myself that this was untrue." Upon his return to Louisiana, Sheriff Champagne shared his North Dakota experience in a lengthy post to his Facebook page. The full post has also been transcribed below.
  • Dakota Tribe’s New Water System May End Concerns Over Oil Leaks

    The American Indian tribe arguing the Dakota Access Pipeline would leak oil in its water source finalized a years-long plan to move its water source 70 miles downstream of the project. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe orchestrated a months-long battle against the pipeline due in large part to worries about contamination of their primary water source. The decision to plant a water treatment plant several miles downwind of the pipeline’s location, environmental analysts argue, may dispel concerns associated with the project. The relocation was years in the making. Standing Rock currently gets its water 20 miles away from the so-called...
  • Pipeline Anarchy

    11/19/2016 10:04:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Is this to be our future? Last week’s elections will soon end autocratic rule via executive fiat, the war on coal and hydrocarbons, IRS agents targeting opposition groups, government SWAT teams invading businesses and homes, and numerous other Abuses and Usurpations.In its place we’re getting leftist anarchy and riots – with mindless, incoherent radicals smashing Portland storefronts, beating a Chicago motorist, and pummeling a ninth grade Woodside, CA Trump supporter.Amid it all, the epitome of nihilist, watermelon environmentalist, criminal, sore-loser fury is raging south of Bismarck, North Dakota, where thousands of “peaceful protesters” are camping illegally on federal and private...
  • Green Energy Companies Helped Bankroll Tribe Behind Dakota Protests(warpath)

    11/17/2016 7:46:23 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/17/2016 | Chris White
    Two green energy companies contributed a quarter of a million dollars to the American Indian tribe spearheading a months-long demonstration against an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Standing Rock Sioux voted unanimously April 5 to accept two $150,000 donations from ConEdison Development and Fagen Inc., both of which have partnered up to build windmills in the North Dakota area, according to internal documents kept by the tribe. ConEdison Development acquired land near Standing Rock’s reservation and began construction on a wind power facility last year. Fagen was a contractor on the project. The $250,000 donations to the tribe were meant...
  • North Dakota pipeline protesters’ drone shot after buzzing police helicopter

    10/23/2016 1:06:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Police officers shot at a drone operated by activists during Sunday’s North Dakota pipeline protest after the aircraft flew near a police helicopter, leaving passengers “in fear of their lives.” The drone “flew at a helicopter in a threatening manner” above a protest at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site, prompting officers to fire “less-than-lethal” ammunition at the drone, which then was landed by its operator, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. “A sheriff on board the helicopter reported to law enforcement on the ground that the helicopter pilot and passengers were ‘in fear of their lives,’ and that...
  • Bad News For The Bakken As Obama Administration Blocks Pipeline

    09/13/2016 3:56:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 28 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 13-09-2016 | Nick
    The Obama administration shocked the oil industry last week, pulling the plug on a major oil pipeline from the Bakken that had become a flashpoint between a pipeline company on the one hand, and a growing coalition of Native American tribes and environmentalists on the other. Everyone was anxiously waiting a Friday ruling from a U.S. federal judge, who was weighing a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion 1,168-mile oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Iowa and Illinois. The pipeline would threaten sacred lands and...
  • Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop

    09/09/2016 2:42:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2016 | Devin Henry
    The Obama administration said it would not authorize construction on a critical stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, handing a significant victory to the Indian tribe fighting the project the same day the group lost a court battle. The administration said construction would halt until it can do more environmental assessments. The Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota's Lake Oahe, a major water source on the Missouri River for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The agencies will now decide whether they need to reconsider permitting...
  • The Green Party presidential candidate just got arrested for one of the dumbest crimes

    09/08/2016 7:14:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    BizPack Review ^ | 09/08/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    The Green Party’s presidential and vice presidential candidates were charged for pulling a stunt usually committed by juvenile delinquents — they spray painted graffiti on a bulldozer. As a result, the Morton County Sheriff Department in North Dakota issued arrest warrants against Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. They’ve each been charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief — both misdemeanors.   The incident happened Tuesday when both Stein and Baraka participated in a protest staged by environmentalists and a local Native American tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline.   Evidence includes a photo of Stein spray-painting the word...
  • Charges filed against Jill Stein

    09/07/2016 1:12:49 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 47 replies
    BismarkTribune.com ^ | 9/7/16 | Blair Emerson/AP
    Charges have been filed against Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka. On Tuesday, the Morton County Sheriff's Department accused Stein of spray-painting equipment Tuesday at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site, located south of Mandan.
  • Oil pipeline protest rurns violent in southern North Dakota

    09/04/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 21 replies
    Billings Gazzette ^ | 9/4/2016 | AP
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. One of the security officers was taken to a Bismarck hospital for undisclosed injuries. The two guard dogs were taken to a Bismarck veterinary clinic, Preskey said.
  • JUDGE BLOCKS NORTH DAKOTA'S VOTER IDENTIFICATION LAW

    08/01/2016 7:00:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | JAMES MACPHERSON
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota's voter identification law after a group of American Indians said it unfairly burdens them - the latest court ruling against voting laws that critics say disproportionately affect minorities. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland issued a temporary restraining order and criticized the state for its 2013 repeal of provisions that let people without valid IDs vote if someone vouched for them or if they signed an affidavit swearing they were a qualified voter.
  • New American Oil Pipeline is the Answer

    07/29/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Patriot News ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célčbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • U.S. Shale Producers Just Won Their Biggest Legal Case In Years

    06/27/2016 5:57:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Oil Price ^ | June 23, 2016 | Dave Forest
    Fracking is once again becoming a hot topic in the oil and gas world., with Germany moving Tuesday to impose an indefinite ban on the unconventional drilling technique. But in the U.S. this week the story was the opposite. Oil and gas drillers won a critical legal victory over the future of fracking in America’s shale plays. That came in Wyoming, where a District Judge struck down a set of tougher rules on fracking that had been implemented by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) early last year. Last March, the BLM came down hard on the U.S. shale...
  • McFeely: Burgum pulls off an upset for the political ages

    06/15/2016 7:03:12 PM PDT · by iontheball · 12 replies
    The Forum ^ | Mike McFeely
    Burgum wins nomination for ND governor Burgum rode the anti-establishment wave from the beginning, waging an almost micro-targeted campaign pushed by his consultant out of the Washington, D.C., area. Burgum embraced Donald Trump, painted Stenehjem as a supporter of Obamacare, hammered Stenehjem on the current state of the North Dakota budget. It was a non-stop blizzard of polling hot-button issues and talking points. Burgum's campaign would push-poll residents one week and mail campaign flyers the next, pounding Stenehjem on issues like the raises he received as attorney general. Burgum's campaign was a 2016 Corvette. Stenehjem's, run by a Bismarck advertising...
  • Rigs returning to service in North Dakota

    06/14/2016 8:03:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 13, 2016 | Daniel J. Graeber
    BISMARCK, N.D., June 13 (UPI) -- With a gain of three, the number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and natural gas in North Dakota is up 12 percent from last week, data show. Data from North Dakota's government show 28 rigs in active service as of Monday, up from the 25 reported one week ago. Rig counts serve as a barometer for the health of the oil and gas industry as oil prices in part determine how much companies are investing in exploration and production. Though at times above the $50 mark in recent sessions, last week...
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,328 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Bill Clinton: Republicans 'say terrible things' (all true unfortunately) about Hillary

    05/21/2016 6:36:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Bill Clinton dismissed repeated attacks by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders during a rally in North Dakota on Friday. The former president defended his wife Hillary, saying the GOP will do anything to "delegitimize" its opponents. "I know the Republicans have been mean to her and they say terrible things. You gotta respect 'em - they're good at this. They delegitimize the people they don't like. They aren't in the habit of attacking people they're not scared of," Clinton told the crowd at the Fargo, N.D., rally at Rheault Farm.
  • Trump thanks North Dakota for nomination-clinching delegates, outlines U.S. energy vision

    05/26/2016 6:47:29 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | May 26, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    "[Hillary] Clinton can't just shut down the mines, she could shut down the whole country," Trump said of the Democratic contender Thursday. -- White House hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday finally crossed his party's finish line and secured the necessary delegate count to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, thanks to the state of North Dakota. Trump obtained delegate No. 1,237 in the Midwest state, meaning he will be the GOP's definitive candidate in the November general election to run against whomever the Democratic Party nominates -- almost certainly Hillary Clinton. Trump thanked North Dakota supporters for pushing him over the...
  • Authorities prepare for Trump rally, protests in Bismarck

    05/26/2016 5:35:00 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    WDAY 6 ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kevin Wallevand
    Nearly 7,400 are expected to pack the Events Center downtown, where Trump will address the Energy Conference there. This evening, those who both support and those who loathe Trump, got ready.
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top (Thanks ND John)

    05/26/2016 11:28:26 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    US news ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Trump to speak on clinching nomination

    05/26/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Donald Trump has announced plans to hold a victory news conference in just over an hour in Bismarck, North Dakota (it’s the capital), where Guardian politics reporter Ben Jacobs is laying in wait. DT Jr celebrates victory: — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2016 1237 ✔️
  • Two Trump Rallies 5/26/2016 Bismarck, ND @ 1pm CDT and Billings, MT @ 4pm MDT

    05/26/2016 3:38:56 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 515 replies
    Thursday, May 26, 2016: Live stream of Donald Trump’s remarks at The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Event Center beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Bismarck Event Center beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Thursday, May 26, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Billings, MT at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. The event will begin at 4:00 PM MDT. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
  • North Dakota Spill Leaks 120,000 Gallons of Oil & Wastewater

    05/23/2016 10:00:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-05-2016 | Farmer
    A site run by Denbury Onshore LLC in southwestern North Dakota has spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil and wastewater into pastureland after a mechanical failure. Some estimated 17,000 gallons of oil and 105,000 gallons of drilling wastewater containing saltwater and chemicals leaked into pastureland near the city of Marmarth when a tank sensor failed, news agencies quoted state regulators as saying. The tank overflowed on Wednesday, and by Friday, workers were excavating the affected pastureland, which is being equated to the size of a football field.
  • Anchor: Clinton Presidency ‘Should Freak People Out,’ Will Hurt N Dakota By Targeting Fracking

    05/21/2016 3:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Aaron Kliegman
    The host of a local North Dakota news show told viewers Friday that the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency “should freak people out” because she will badly damage the state’s economy by going after fracking, which will hurt the oil and gas industry and cost jobs. Chris Berg, the anchor of 6:30 Point of View, a show on CBS affiliate KXJB Valley News Live, discussed North Dakota’s economic struggles as Clinton’s husband, Bill, was in Fargo, North Dakota for a campaign rally. Berg explained that the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget released a revenue report on Friday...
  • Trump taps climate change skeptic, fracking advocate as key energy advisor

    05/13/2016 10:51:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 94 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2016 | VALERIE VOLCOVICI
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has asked one of America's most ardent drilling advocates and climate change skeptics to help him draft his energy policy. U.S. Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota - a major oil drilling state - is writing a white paper on energy policy for the New York billionaire, Cramer and sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Cramer was also among a group of Trump advisers who recently met with lawmakers from western energy states, who hope Trump will open more federal land for drilling, a lawmaker who took part in the meeting said. Cramer...
  • Cruz Delegates Waver as Trump Gains Momentum

    05/01/2016 2:10:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | May 1, 2016 | Brendan Bordelon
    Those delegates are vital to Cruz’s quest to deny his rival the 1,237 delegates he’ll need on the first ballot in Cleveland. But as they’ve watched Cruz struggle to tread water in a primary increasingly dominated by Trump, many of them, wary of a bitter convention battle that could rend the party at its seams, are rethinking their commitment to the Texas senator. Of the ten North Dakota delegates on the Cruz slate reached by National Review, five express serious reservations about backing the Texas senator on that crucial first ballot...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 100 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • The Power of Work; Ted Cruz’s Story

    04/19/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Kushner
    “Cruz was the earliest to organize here and unquestionably had the deepest connections on the ground. His top local organizer, Bette Grande, has been supporting him for months, dating back to when Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, came to her house last September during a North Dakota campaign swing.” How do you not love this? Literally eight months ago, he was already having his father campaign in North Dakota. And not just doing events, but going to the house of top local organizers in, again, not Iowa, not New Hampshire, not South Carolina, but North Dakota. And it’s not like Ted...