North Dakota's Hoeven grills BNSF boss on safety

North Dakota's Hoeven grills BNSF boss on safety

BISMARCK, N.D., March 12 (UPI) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said during talks with BNSF Railway his constituents in the oil-rich state were "rightly concerned" about rail safety.

Keystone XL a national security issue, GOP says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built from Canada will protect the U.S. economy from market volatility overseas, U.S. senators told the president.

Sen. Hoeven: 'Common sense' rules can reduce rail shipment risks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said recommendations on rail safety from federal regulators were "common sense" safeguards for the energy industry.

North Dakota lawmakers, federal officials discuss safer oil transport

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Three U.S. lawmakers from North Dakota said they've met with federal officials to discuss safer transportation of oil by rail following a December derailment.
N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL

N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said during a meeting with Canada's foreign minister it was time for Washington to sanction the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
North Dakota senators press feds on rail safety

North Dakota senators press feds on rail safety

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- North Dakota's U.S. senators said the federal government needs to do more to ensure the safe travel of oil and natural gas on the nation's rail network.

North Dakota Sen. Hoeven touts benefits of Keystone XL

FARGO, N.D., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built from Canada would provide a long-term source of national energy security.

U.S. senators boast of Keystone XL benefits

SIDNEY, Mont., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Building the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada would build on a strong bilateral trade relationship, senators from Montana and North Dakota said.

Nuclear strategy trumps environment, some senators say

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators said the Defense Department needs to back off plans to conduct an environmental review on possible missile-silo eliminations.

Keystone XL measure inserted into efficiency bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- An amendment inserted into a bill before the U.S. Senate says the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada is in the national interest though project critics cried foul.

Tit-for-tat claims on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Keystone XL supporters in the United States said they're frustrated with a slow review while its opponents said it's time to reject it on environmental grounds.

Keystone XL won't add to greenhouse emissions: study

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions, a new study says.

Oil industry frets over U.S. red tape

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- There is too much red tape in Washington to make new discoveries of shale oil and natural gas to stimulate the economy, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Interior Sec. Jewell to tour North Dakota

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department said Secretary Sally Jewell will visit active drilling sites when she meets with state officials in North Dakota.

U.S. Senators introduce non-binding Keystone resolution

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators Wednesday introduced a non-binding resolution declaring the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to be in the U.S. national interest.
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John Hoeven

John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Republican Party. He is expected to become the state's senior senator when Kent Conrad retires from the Senate in January 2013.

Hoeven served as the 31st Governor of North Dakota, serving from December 15, 2000 to December 7, 2010. He was the longest-serving current Governor in the United States at the time of his resignation.

Prior to his election to the Governor's office, Hoeven served as the President of the nation's only state-owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota, from 1993 to 2000. Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate in the November 2, 2010 general election. He replaced now-former Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota's junior senator, who chose not to seek re-election.

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