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Dakota Access attorneys fighting tribes’ religion argument

March 31, 2017, 9:50am Nation & World

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Attorneys for the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline are fighting an attempt by Sioux tribes to argue that oil under their water source potentially interferes with their religion, even as the company steadily fills the line with oil. Read story

NuStar gets green light, but without oil

March 23, 2017, 4:57pm Business

The city of Vancouver approved NuStar Energy’s plans to retrofit two its terminals to handle ethanol, as long as it officially drops its application to handle crude oil. Read story

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.

AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.

March 23, 2017, 12:32pm Nation & World

The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials said, after the State Department delivers a positive recommendation to start construction on a long-delayed project that has served as a flashpoint in the debate about climate change. Two senior officials said Tom Shannon,… Read story

The site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline will take place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County near Cannon Ball, N.D.

South Dakota confirms Dakota Access oil pipeline vandalism

The site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline will take place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County near Cannon Ball, N.D.

March 21, 2017, 10:11am Nation & World

Authorities in South Dakota on Tuesday confirmed an incident of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in which someone burned a hole through an empty section of pipe. Read story

Joseph P. Kennedy II, Citizens Energy Corporation chairman and president, speaks during a news conference in Boston where he announced that Citgo ended the suspension of its free heating oil program for the poor, crediting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his intervention to help keep the program going.

Venezuela’s troubles put US heating oil charity in limbo

Joseph P. Kennedy II, Citizens Energy Corporation chairman and president, speaks during a news conference in Boston where he announced that Citgo ended the suspension of its free heating oil program for the poor, crediting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his intervention to help keep the program going.

March 21, 2017, 9:37am Nation & World

Amid continuing economic turmoil, Venezuela skipped heating oil contributions to a Massachusetts-based nonprofit for a second consecutive winter, signaling that the popular program that began with fanfare after Hurricane Katrina may be kaput. Read story

FILE - This Feb. 13, 2017, aerial file photo, shows a site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline is taking place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County near Cannon Ball, N.D. Federal Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday, March 14 denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux to stop oil from flowing while they appeal his earlier decision allowing pipeline construction to finish.

Judge combines 4 tribal suits over Dakota Access pipeline

FILE - This Feb. 13, 2017, aerial file photo, shows a site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline is taking place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County near Cannon Ball, N.D. Federal Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday, March 14 denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux to stop oil from flowing while they appeal his earlier decision allowing pipeline construction to finish.

March 17, 2017, 11:06am Nation & World

A judge has combined lawsuits filed by four Sioux tribes over the Dakota Access pipeline, streamlining the drawn-out legal battle over the $3.8 billion project to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois. Read story

The Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5 (Columbian files)

State Supreme Court sides with Port of Vancouver in oil terminal suit

The Port of Vancouver's Terminal 5 (Columbian files)

March 16, 2017, 10:42am Business

The Port of Vancouver didn’t violate state environmental laws when it leased property for what could be the nation’s largest oil terminal in 2013, the Washington Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision filed Thursday. Read story

A site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline is taking place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County near Cannon Ball, N.D.

Judge won’t stop oil from flowing through disputed pipeline

A site where the final phase of the Dakota Access pipeline is taking place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County near Cannon Ball, N.D.

March 15, 2017, 9:16am Nation & World

A judge refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, likely clearing the way for operations to begin next week. Read story

Native Americans Cathy Sampson-Cruse, left, and Raymond Estrada appear at a news conference at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday in Salem, Ore., in support of two bills.

Two Oregon bills aim to prevent, mitigate oil-train disaster

Native Americans Cathy Sampson-Cruse, left, and Raymond Estrada appear at a news conference at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday in Salem, Ore., in support of two bills.

March 13, 2017, 5:51pm Business

Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River. Read story

The Port of Vancouver board of commissioners listen to public testimony before voting on whether or not to cancel the Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease at the Port of Vancouver on Tuesday.

Port commissioners vote 2-1 to extend oil terminal lease

The Port of Vancouver board of commissioners listen to public testimony before voting on whether or not to cancel the Vancouver Energy oil terminal lease at the Port of Vancouver on Tuesday.

March 7, 2017, 6:25pm Business

The Port of Vancouver will continue to lease land to Vancouver Energy for its proposed oil terminal after the agreement was the subject of a passionate and sometimes contentious meeting Tuesday. After five hours of testimony and deliberation, the vote was 2-1. Read story