Latest Pipeline construction News

Opponents want hearing on Dakota Access pipeline expansion

Jul. 11, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents plan to request a hearing on a proposal to nearly double the pipeline's capacity. The North Dakota Public Service Commission decided unanimously Wednesday to open the proposal up for public input. Earthjustice attorney Jan Hasselman, who represents...

Keystone pipeline opponents again seek to block construction

Jul. 10, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a judge to again block construction of the $8 billion project after President Donald Trump issued it a new permit. Attorneys for environmental groups made the request Wednesday in a lawsuit before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in...

Local Ore. officials push back against proposed gas pipeline

Jul. 10, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Local county officials in southern Oregon are asking the federal government to reject a Canadian company's bid to build a 229-mile underground natural gas pipeline in the area, saying the project would violate environmental regulations and provide only short-term boost to the regional...

Democratic presidential hopeful Inslee opposes pipeline plan

Jul. 10, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes. In a statement released to The Associated Press,...

Positive economic news a day before Wyoming mine layoffs

Jul. 3, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's first-quarter economic report shows a modest recovery, but the news came out just a day after the unexpected closure of two coal mines in Campbell County put nearly 600 people out of work. Chief economist Wenlin Liu said Tuesday the state gained 4,400 jobs from January...

Another pipeline announces expansion in North Dakota

Jul. 3, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Another pipeline could soon be carrying more Bakken oil out of North Dakota. It's the third announcement of a major pipeline project in the state over the past month. The latest involves the Hiland Crude system. Its operator, Kinder Morgan, is evaluating just how much more capacity it...

Keystone XL pipeline opponents pursue new legal challenge

Jul. 1, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists asked a federal judge on Monday to cancel approvals issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, opening another front in the legal fight over a long-delayed energy project that President Donald Trump has tried to push...

Pipeline protester who chained himself to excavator charged

Jun. 29, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

IRONTO, Va. (AP) — A man who chained himself to an excavator to protest the construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has been charged with two misdemeanors. The Roanoke Times reports 26-year-old Michael James-Deramo is facing misdemeanor counts of entering private property to damage it and preventing...

Michigan AG sues to shut down oil pipeline in Great Lakes

Jun. 27, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general sued Thursday to shut down twin 66-year-old oil pipelines in the Great Lakes, saying they pose an "unacceptable risk" and the state cannot wait five to 10 years for Enbridge Inc. to build a tunnel to house replacement pipes running through the Straits of...

Wisconsin Supreme Court backs Enbridge in Dane County case

Jun. 27, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Canada-based Enbridge Energy doesn't need to carry additional insurance for a pipeline project in Dane County, despite the local government's insistence that it do so in case of an accidental spill. Dane County officials made a $25 million...