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Front Range moms keep O&G in check

Acknowledged this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, the trials and ordeals of parenthood shape mothers into forces to be reckoned with. That same fortitude and compassion also equipped several Colorado moms with a powerful voice to challenge health and safety issues with oil and gas development, The Denver Post reports. Trisha Golding started frequenting oil and gas hearings when 19 oil ...

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The silver lining in the Heimdal derailment

Earlier this week another oil train derailed, this time near Heimdal in central North Dakota. Anti-oil activists could almost be heard panting in their excitement, rushing to the media with talking points about “bomb trains” and lax regulation of oil shipped on America’s rail lines. Rep. Ron Guggisberg, a North Dakota Democrat from Fargo, went on MSNBC to make political ...

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Front Range moms keep O&G in check

Acknowledged this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, the trials and ordeals of parenthood shape mothers into forces to be reckoned with. That same fortitude and compassion also equipped several Colorado moms with a powerful voice to challenge health and safety issues with oil and gas development, The Denver Post reports. Trisha Golding started frequenting oil and gas hearings when 19 oil ...

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Oil, gas spill report for May 11

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The following spills were reported to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in the past two weeks. Information is based on Form 19, which operators must fill out detailing the leakage/spill events. Any spill release which may impact waters of the state must be reported as soon as practical. Any spill of five barrels or more must be reported ...

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Latest ‘bomb train’ incident predictable

BNSF Railway carried the Hess Corp.-owned rail car, which carried highly volatile Bakken crude oil from North Dakota and appears to have followed the law. President Barack Obama weighed and rejected using executive authority to curb the transport of this explosive crude oil, rich in butane and propane, because he decided North Dakota state law should be the controlling authority. ...

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Marysville officials want county to join in bid to remove train tracks

Marysville officials are enlisting Yuba County to join in the city’s push to relocate Union Pacific railroad tracks that divide the city. Mayor Ricky Samayoa and Councilman Jim Kitchen, making up city representation on the Marysville-Yuba County Liaison Committee, on Thursday endorsed the idea of getting support from the county. No county supervisors were present at the session, but County ...

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Tribal officials say saltwater spilled near Mandaree

MANDAREE, N.D. — Tribal officials say they’re looking into a saltwater spill in western North Dakota. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox says officials were notified of the spill near Mandaree by a pipeline operator Thursday. He says preliminary assessments indicate roughly 220,000 gallons of saltwater spilled in what’s primarily open field on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. According to ...

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