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Bison Rail takes in first delivery | Fort Peck Journal ONLINE

Bison Rail takes in first delivery | Fort Peck Journal ONLINE

For West Electronics Transload Inc., last Friday was the start of a dream come true. The red box car mover pulls two cars full of oil pipeline toward the unloading dock west of the spur. The box cars are the first cargo shipments that are utilizing the Bison Rail, a rail car shipping and storge […]

Law firm’s report: MHA Nation tribal leader abused power | News OK

Law firm’s report: MHA Nation tribal leader abused power | News OK

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The leader of an oil-rich American Indian nation is accused of using his position to benefit from business partners\’ lucrative oil field contracts and attempting to extort money from other companies for the go-ahead on projects at Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. FILE – This July 9, 2014 file […]

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway wants to build second bridge in Idaho

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway wants to build second bridge in Idaho

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad wants to build a second bridge in northern Idaho to handle an expected increase in traffic that includes coal and oil trains. The one bridge now at Sandpoint handles about one train every half-hour, a bottleneck for BNSF’s busy Hi-Line that connects the Pacific Northwest to the […]

Fort Berthold Indian Reservation Tribal-Based Exploration Company

Fort Berthold Indian Reservation Tribal-Based Exploration Company

Missouri River Resources, the only Indian reservation oil exploration and production company in North Dakota, is taking full advantage of the Bakken oil play. David Williams, a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes located in Western North Dakota, has 20 years of experience in the oil field and is heading the production and exploration efforts. […]

Local energy expansion would fuel tribal independence

Local energy expansion would fuel tribal independence

The nation’s economic woes have hit American Indians hard. Between 2008 and 2013, unemployment for American Indians never once dipped below 10 percent, the highest rates for any group in all the Midwest, Northern Plains, and Southwest. And nearly one in three single-race American Indians live in poverty, according to the United States Census Bureau. […]

Attorneys spar over withdrawing Grand Canyon-area land from uranium mining

Attorneys spar over withdrawing Grand Canyon-area land from uranium mining

PHOENIX – The U.S. Interior Department’s decision to withdraw 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon from new uranium-mining claims for 20 years will protect cultural resources, water and the environment, an attorney representing the Havasupai Tribe and environmental groups said Sept. 9. “This has been about protecting a variety of cultural assets,” said Alison […]

New Senator Murray Announces New Federal Investment in Makah Tribe Oil Spill Response Project

New Senator Murray Announces New Federal Investment in Makah Tribe Oil Spill Response Project

PoliticalNews.me – Sep 11,2014 – MAKAH TRIBE/OIL SPILL RESPONSE: Senator Murray Announces New Federal Investment in Makah Tribe Oil Spill Response Project $1.1 million federal investment to come from TIGER program, which Murray created in 2009 to fund projects of regional significance and that help create and save jobs Investment in Makah Tribe will go […]

Some protesters blocking oil train face arrest

Some protesters blocking oil train face arrest

SEATTLE — About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett, and several of those protesting train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest faced arrest after refusing to leave.Organized by the group Rising Tide Seattle, they erected a tripod of poles […]

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