Articles by James MacPherson

After Leak in North Dakota, Keystone Pipeline Restart Waiting on Corrective Action

Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North …

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 383K Gallons of Oil in North Dakota

TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North Dakota, state regulators said Thursday. Crews on Tuesday, Oct. 29 shut down the pipeline that carries tar sands oil from Canada through seven …

North Dakota Lawmakers Studying Pros, Cons of Recreational Pot

North Dakota lawmakers have begun studying the consequences of legalizing marijuana in the state, a move that comes amid a pair of proposed citizen-led initiatives that aim to make the drug legal for recreational use. Despite presentations from law enforcement, …

2015 North Dakota Spill Could Top 1M Gallons, Regulator Says

A 2015 pipeline spill of natural gas liquids in North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons (38 liters) could top 1 million gallons (3.8 million liters), a state regulator said. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reported on …

Officials: 2015 North Dakota Liquid Gas Spill Much Bigger Than Reported

A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said. Oklahoma-based …

After 5 Years and Nearly $100M, Huge North Dakota Oil Spill Finally Cleaned Up

Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said. The spill by …

5 Years and $100M Later, Huge North Dakota Oil Spill Finally Cleaned Up

Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said. The spill by …

Dakota Access Pipeline Worker Killed in Accident, Official Says

A man working on the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline was killed in an apparent accident in western North Dakota, a state regulator said. North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk said the man, whose name has not been released, …

Dakota Access Pipeline Owners Sue Protesters

Developers of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline sued in federal court on Aug. 15 to stop protesters near an American Indian reservation in North Dakota from interfering with the project, alleging the safety of workers and law enforcement is …

OSHA: Crane Accident Kills North Dakota Oil Worker

A worker was killed in a crane accident at an oil well site in western North Dakota, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said. The incident, which happened late on June 20 near Ross in Mountrail County, was the second …