Donald Trump signed two executive orders advancing two controversial oil pipelines, the Dakota Access and Keystone XL.
Researchers are studying the "man camps" that sprang up after the oil boom as if they're part of an ancient dig site.
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.
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.
In the Bakken region of North Dakota, the drop in oil prices has forced companies to cut costs and improve well efficiencies.
A year ago, there were 185 rigs drilling for oil in the Bakken region of North Dakota — today there's just seventy-six.
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.
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.
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.
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.