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FILE - In this May 8, 2017 file photo steel pipes for the North Stream 2 pipeline are stacked in Mukran harbour in Sassnitz, Germany. Three Republican senators have warned operators of a small German port that they face “crushing” sanctions for allegedly providing supplies to vessels involved in a Russian pipeline project. The letter by Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Tom Cotton and Sen. Ron Johnson targets Mukran port located in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s constituency on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen.  (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP, File)

US senators take aim at German port over Russia pipeline

Aug. 6, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three Republican senators have issued a dire warning to operators of a small German port, threatening them with “crushing” sanctions for allegedly providing supplies to Russian vessels involved in a pipeline project the United States vehemently opposes. The letter sent late...

2 Keystone XL pipeline workers get virus, but work continues

Aug. 6, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont, (AP) — Two people working on the Keystone XL oil pipeline have tested positive for the coronavirus in northern Montana, but the company said Thursday that construction work on the disputed project will continue after a temporary shut down of a pipe storage yard. Calgary-based TC Energy says...

Marathon to appeal order to close pipeline on reservation

Jul. 31, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to appeal an order by a federal agency to shutdown a pipeline that crosses part of an American Indian reservation in North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune reports the Bureau of Indian Affairs on July 2 ordered the shutdown of the pipeline that delivers oil...

FILE - This June 2020 file photo, shot from a television screen provided by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy shows damage to anchor support EP-17-1 on the east leg of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline within the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge that it would pay for any damages caused by an oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. (Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy via AP File)

Whitmer: Enbridge dodging responsibility for potential spill

Jul. 22, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday for what she described as the company's refusal to make an airtight pledge to pay for damages caused by a potential oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel. The Democratic governor's...

Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, right and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo give a joint press conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Pompeo arrived in Denmark on Wednesday for meetings with the country's leaders that are likely to address the construction of a disputed gas pipeline which Washington opposes. (Thibault Savary/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo says US to expand Arctic role to deter Russia, China

Jul. 22, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the United States will become more active in the Arctic to counter growing Russian influence and thwart attempts by China to insert itself into the region. During a brief visit to Denmark, Pompeo hailed the reopening of the U.S....

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, July 17, 2020. Leaders from 27 European Union nations meet face-to-face on Friday for the first time since February, despite the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, to assess an overall budget and recovery package spread over seven years estimated at some 1.75 trillion to 1.85 trillion euros. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)

EU tells US: Stop threatening our companies with sanctions

Jul. 17, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is warning the Trump administration to hold off threatening trade sanctions against EU companies involved in the completion of new German-Russian and Turkish-Russian natural gas pipelines and instead discuss differences as allies. This week, the Trump administration...

FILE - In this April 9, 2010 file photo, a Russian construction worker speaks on a mobile phone in Portovaya Bay some 170 kms (106 miles) north-west from St. Petersburg, Russia, during a ceremony marking the start of Nord Stream pipeline construction.  The Trump administration is hardening its efforts to prevent the completion of a new German-Russian natural-gas pipeline by warning all companies involved in the project they'll be subject to U.S. sanctions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday the administration is ending grandfather clauses that had exempted firms previously involved in the pipeline's construction from sanctions. The move opens the door for U.S. economic and financial penalties to be imposed on any European and other foreign company for work on Nord Stream 2. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

US warns firms about sanctions for work on Russian pipelines

Jul. 16, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday hardened its efforts to prevent the completion of new German-Russian and Turkish-Russian natural gas pipelines by warning companies involved in the projects they'll be subject to U.S. penalties unless they halt their work. The move will likely...

President Donald speaks during an event on American infrastructure at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump reins in major environmental law to speed big projects

Jul. 15, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is rolling back a foundational Nixon-era environmental law that he says stifles infrastructure projects, but that is credited with keeping big construction projects from fouling up the environment and ensuring there is public input on major...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, July 6, 2020, ordered the pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Appeals court temporarily halts Dakota Access line shutdown

Jul. 14, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily halted a judge’s order that the Dakota Access Pipeline be shut down in three weeks. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an “administrative stay” of the judge’s order. Though...

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

Jul. 13, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. North Dakota Solicitor General Matt Sagsveen filed a document Monday supporting operator Energy Transfer’s efforts to keep the oil line open while the...