Pipeline Bringing Prosperity to North Dakota

Controversial Oil Pipeline Bringing Prosperity to North Dakota   The Post via Punching Bag Media by Kerry Lear January 6, 2018 Even though the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline project has been operational for only the last six months, it is already bringing substantial prosperity to North Dakota. The oil production has surged, specifically 78,000 more barrels of oil were produced daily between September and October. The state also has 15 more drilling rigs operating this January compared to last year. Energy companies are saving costs on energy transportation. The oil is also no longer being moved to the Gulf … Continue reading

Federal Judge Blocks Obama’s Water Rule

From The Hill: A federal judge in North Dakota acted late Thursday to block the Obama administration’s controversial water pollution rule, hours before it was due to take effect. Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota found that the 13 states suing to block the rule met the conditions necessary for a preliminary injunction, including that they would likely be harmed if courts didn’t act and that they are likely to succeed when their underlying lawsuit against the rule is decided. The decision is a major roadblock for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and … Continue reading