Bakken

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Trump issues executive order to move Dakota Access Pipeline forward

Donald Trump signed two executive orders advancing two controversial oil pipelines, the Dakota Access and Keystone XL.
Justin Ling
1.24.17
News

When Oil Boomtowns Go Bust

Fracking and other new technologies resulting in a lot of towns becoming suddenly wealthy, but as oil and gas prices fell, those industries suddenly dried up.
Peter Moskowitz
7.3.16
Photos

Why ‘Punk Archeologists’ Are Heading to North Dakota

Researchers are studying the "man camps" that sprang up after the oil boom as if they're part of an ancient dig site.
Kathleen Caulderwood
11.4.15
environment

Railroad Companies Don't Want to Disclose Where — and When — Their 'Bomb Trains' Are Traveling

The US Federal Railroad Administration will continue to require companies to inform emergency responders about oil-by-rail shipments — But the industry says it's a security risk to disclose the information to the public.
Aaron Cantú
7.24.15
environment

Here's How Many 'Bomb Trains' Could Pass Through the Pacific Northwest Every Day

According to a report by the Seattle, Washington-based Sightline Institute, one hundred million barrels of oil could pass through the region each day on the way to refineries and export terminals along the coast.
Matt Smith
7.8.15
environment

A Year of Low Oil Prices Means Fewer Rigs in the US — But Not Less Oil

In the Bakken region of North Dakota, the drop in oil prices has forced companies to cut costs and improve well efficiencies.
Sarah Jane Keller
7.8.15
environment

Despite Low Oil Prices, North Dakota Remains an Expensive Place to Live

A year ago, there were 185 rigs drilling for oil in the Bakken region of North Dakota — today there's just seventy-six.
Sarah Jane Keller
6.15.15
environment

Another 'Bomb Train' Just Exploded in North Dakota

The accident, which forced the evacuation of residents of Heimdal, North Dakota, occurred less than a week after the US government announced new regulations for shipping crude oil by rail.
VICE News
5.6.15
environment

The US Government Announced New Rules for 'Bomb Trains' — and No One's Happy

Despite a string of sometimes deadly explosions, the US Department of Transportation will allow the rail industry to transport crude oil in aging tanker cars for another two years.
Laura Dattaro
5.5.15
Pipeline

The Harsh Reality of Oil Spill Cleanups (Excerpt from ‘Pipeline Nation’)

In this excerpt from ‘Pipeline Nation,' VICE News speaks to the EPA’s Onsite Coordinator at the site of the Yellowstone River pipeline spill about the difficulties of recovering oil once it’s polluted the water.
VICE News
3.26.15
environment

Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry

VICE News visits the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, and to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.
VICE News
3.24.15
environment

Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News visits the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, and to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.
VICE News
3.18.15
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