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North Dakota, federal officials sue over 2016 oil spill

May. 04, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state of North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit over a large oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The lawsuit filed this week against Belle Fourche Pipeline seeks civil penalties and nearly...

North Dakota challenges tribes' awarding of mineral rights

May. 02, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is challenging the federal government's awarding of lucrative mineral rights under a Missouri River reservoir to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, otherwise known as the Three Affiliated Tribes. The state attorney general's office said...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Apr. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 13, 2022. Editorial: Missouri should fund basic government services before passing out surplus cash Republicans criticized the Biden administration’s stimulus spending during the pandemic as wasteful, and today they point to that cash...

Gulf Coast, Mississippi River cities eager for flood funding

Apr. 18, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When Hurricane Ida hit last summer, a storm surge overwhelmed a levee and gushed into Ted Falgout’s coastal Louisiana home, destroying his furniture and the beloved framed photos of his twin sons kissing him on their first day of school, then again when they graduated high...

North Dakota tribe gains title to mineral rights under river

Apr. 04, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota tribal nation on Monday officially assumed ownership of mineral rights under the Missouri River, snatching the title back from the state in a dispute that has gone on for more than two centuries. The interior solicitor in the Biden administration...

US taps $420M to boost water supplies hit by climate change

Mar. 31, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials slated millions of dollars for rural water projects in several states, with the Biden administration looking to shore up infrastructure needs made more urgent by long-term drought conditions that have been exacerbated by climate change. ...