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  1. Oil Pipeline: Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino

    A motorist checks the condition of an exit ramp before attempting to drive out of the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. An overnight storm brought several inches of snow, winds gusting to 50 mph and temperatures that felt as cold as 10 degrees below zero. (AP Photo/David Goldman) MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter. The storm Monday and Tuesday brought more than half a foot of snow, wind gusts exceeding 50 mph and temperatures that felt as cold as 15 degrees below zero. For some not accustomed to often-harsh North Dakota winters, the weather was eye-opening. "Scary," said Melissa Thorpe, 30, of St. Petersburg, Florida, who had been staying in a teepee with a dozen other people at the large encampment but headed to a shelter overnight. Protesters are maintaining a presence even after scoring a victory when the Army on Sunday said it would not issue an easement for the $3.8 billion pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault reiterated his call Tuesday for protesters to leave, saying the Army's decision has delayed the pipeline for months and there's no reason for people to put their lives at risk. Morton County set up emergency shelters at storm-closed school facilities in Mandan and Flasher after sheriff's deputies responded to numerous stranded vehicles in the protest camp area, according to spokeswoman Maxine Herr. Only one protester went to the Flasher school; about 30, including Thorpe, spent the night in a Mandan school gymnasium. Thorpe and fellow pipeline opponents couldn't find a hotel room and "thought we were going to be sleeping in our car at Wal-Mart," she said. "We're so happy (the shelter) is here." Many remained at the camp overnight, according to Jade Begay, of Tesuque, New Mexico, who said she stayed in a yurt heated by a wood stove and had to fix a roof panel that was blown off the tent-like structure. "I was awake most of the night. It was pretty intense," Begay said. Yet Begay and others said the weather wasn't putting a damper on pipeline opponents' enthusiasm. "Of course it's difficult, but I think that this is the test that shows how strong we are and how determined we are to be here," said Michelle Cook, from Tucson, Arizona, who spent the night at the Standing Rock Sioux casino a few miles away. The tribe and its supporters believe the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites. Dallas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners has denied that and said the pipeline will be safe. The camp is on federal land, and the Army Corps of Engineers had set a Monday deadline for people to leave, citing safety concerns. Officials didn't plan to forcibly remove anyone, but those who remain are considered to be trespassing. Corps spokeswoman Moira Kelley said Tuesday that the agency had not issued any citations. She didn't respond to further questions.

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  2. Thousands of power outages continue following New England blizzard

    On February 8, a blizzard dumped two to three feet of snow on New England, claiming at least 11 lives

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    Mon, 11 Feb 2013

  3. Oil and Gas: Weather affects oil pipeline spill cleanup in North Dakota

    A company with a history of oil field-related spills in North Dakota and Montana is being hampered by winter weather in its cleanup of a "significant" pipeline break that leaked crude oil into a tributary of the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota, a regulator said Thursday.

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    Sat, 10 Dec 2016

  4. Construction equipment company Terex teams up with AEM to give back to military veterans

    CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE exhibitors and attendees can give back to military veterans through charitable events. Silent and live auctions, rock concert to raise funds for Call of Duty™ Endowment, helping veterans get back to work.

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    Mon, 19 Dec 2016

  1. Oil Pipeline: Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  2. US Army denies Dakota Access crude oil pipeline’s Lake Oahe easement

    The US Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access crude oil pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, Army Asst. Sec. for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy announced on Dec. 4. American Petroleum Institute Pres. Jack N. Gerard immediately ...

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  3. Cracks at nuclear plant caused by 1978 blizzard , report says

    Cracks found in the containment building wall of the 913 MWe Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio was caused by lack of an exterior weatherproof coating on the shield building, according to a report from plant owner FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC).

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    Tue, 28 Feb 2012

  4. Blizzard warnings drive up Northeast gas, power prices

    Spot electric power and natural gas prices surged for the Northeast as that region prepared for a major winter storm on Jan. 26 

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

  5. Blizzard warnings drive up Northeast gas, power prices

    Spot power and natural gas prices surged for the Northeast as that region prepared for a major winter storm on Jan. 26.

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

  6. Power News: Utilities prep for massive East Coast blizzard

    Utilities prepare crews and equipment ahead of what is anticipated to be one of the worst winter storms to hit the New York, New England East Coast region

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    Mon, 26 Jan 2015

  7. About 130,000 without power after nor'easter blizzard

    States of emergency were declared for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island

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    Mon, 11 Feb 2013

  8. Duke Energy shifts crews to help with Carolinas blizzard

    Duke Energy has begun moving crews in anticipation of a winter storm expected to cover its Carolinas service territory with snow, sleet and ice

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    Tue, 11 Feb 2014

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