When North Dakota oil was booming, the city of Williston was catering.


(Lou Raguse, KARE 11-TV)

Tim Ritter, jeweler and life-long resident, sold everything from oil-themed belt bling to diamond-studded neckwear by the hundreds to oil field workers who walked in with paychecks bigger than the...
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Spill contamination lingering years later, study says


(Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service)

WILLISTON - Wastewater spills from North Dakota oil production have caused widespread water and soil contamination, researchers from Duke University say in a new study. Researchers who took soil...
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Protesting more radioactive waste


(McKenzie County Farmer)

McKenzie County residents packed the McKenzie County Commissioners meeting room on Tuesday, April 19, as they expressed their opposition to a proposal that would increase the level of radioactive...
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Bakken boomtown 'man camps' enter their final days


(Pamela King, EnergyWire)

WILLISTON, N.D. -- Around the Wal-Mart in this once-booming oil town stands a cluster of new hotels and apartments. Since 2010, Williston has morphed its patchwork of campsites and RV parks -- one of...
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Compared with the rest of the U.S., there's little bite to environmental law enforcement in North Dakota


(Archie Ingersoll/Forum News Service, Bismarck Tribune)

FARGO -- Government regulators have some powerful tools at their disposal to crack down on violators of environmental laws, namely fines, lawsuits and other formal enforcement actions. North Dakota...
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Oil Tanker Laden With North Dakota Crude Reaches Netherlands


(Associated Press, ABC News)

A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state's oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on...
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