Todd Melby’s 30-minute documentary, “Black Gold Boom,” focuses on a debate over oil on a western North Dakota Indian reservation and lives of transplanted couples and families.
Polling shows a majority of North Dakotans support tougher restrictions on the flaring of natural gas in Bakken oil fields, but so far legislative efforts to do so have failed to gain traction.
Drilling for oil and gas, which has increased substantially in many parts of the country over the past decade, has impacted millions of acres of agricultural and range land.
An administrative law judge in St. Paul this week is expected to issue an advisory opinion that regulators will use to resolve some thorny questions around the proposed Sandpiper pipeline.
The amount of radioactive oil field waste disposed in North Dakota landfills will likely increase under a rule change being considered by state officials.
Numerous industry and environmental interests are weighing in on high-profile federal litigation over the legality of Minnesota's restrictions on imported coal power.
The frantic pace of drilling, combined with a state government looking the other way, is putting North Dakota oil field workers at considerable risk, according to a documentary that will air Monday.
Minnesota's community solar boom, Wisconsin's utility fight and Ohio's renewable energy freeze were among our top stories for 2014.
North Dakota officials don’t plan to shift their focus on coal, they say, despite impending EPA rules which could make things much more difficult for the state’s industry.
After sitting idle for more than two years, a state-of-the-art North Dakota coal plant is about to produce energy - made more viable by recycling its waste heat for other purposes.