Latest Pipeline construction News

Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review, saying it puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court...

Shifting ground prompts utility to shut down gas main

Sep. 16, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A utility has shut down a high-pressure gas main in southwest Detroit due to ground shifting beneath the pavement. DTE Energy closed the 24-inch natural gas pipeline Wednesday night “to avert a potential public safety issue and to allow the...

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Sep. 16, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wholesale prices for gas and electricity are surging across Europe, raising the prospect of increases in already-high utility bills and further pain for people who have taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Governments are scrambling to find...

Oil-soaked birds found near oil spill at refinery after Ida

Sep. 09, 2021 22:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials say they have documented more than 100 oil-soaked birds after crude oil spilled from a refinery flooded during Hurricane Ida. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Thursday that a growing number of oiled...

2nd woman convicted of railroad track sabotage in Washington

Sep. 09, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A second defendant has been convicted of sabotaging railroad tracks near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state just before a train carrying crude oil was due to pass through — apparently part of a campaign to protest construction of a pipeline across British Columbia....

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

Sep. 09, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state lawyers will meet in North Dakota next week to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Sept 1, 2021. Editorial: Blair Mountain and the longer battle It’s been 100 years since miners in Logan County took up arms against law enforcement, private security forces and strikebreakers in the Battle of Blair Mountain....

Progressive 'Squad' members in Minnesota to protest pipeline

Sep. 05, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Four congressional Democrats who are part of the progressive “Squad” and want President Joe Biden to stop construction of the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline traveled to the shores of the Mississippi River to make their plea. Reps. Ilhan Omar of...

Oil boom remakes N. Dakota county with fastest growth in US

Sep. 05, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — First came the roughnecks and other oil field workers, almost all men. Lured by steady wages as the nation climbed out of the Great Recession, they filled McKenzie County’s few motel rooms, then began sleeping in cars, tents, trailers —...

Wolf needs to score bigger climate victories, activists say

Sep. 03, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf has notched perhaps his biggest victory in his strategy to fight climate change in Pennsylvania, but climate-change activists still see his record as full of contradictions and suggest he has enough time left in office to score farther-reaching...