David Shaffer

Reporter | Energy and business
Phone: 612-673-7090
David Shaffer is a veteran reporter and editor for the Star Tribune, with more than three decades of experience on daily newspapers.

Recent content from David Shaffer

Indian rights activists say treaties give them a say on pipeline route

Indian rights lawyers argue that a Sandpiper spill could endanger their rights to gather wild rice.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Funeral for former Minn. Rep. Oberstar set for Thursday

Oberstar, 79, who was born in Chisholm, Minn., represented northeast Minnesota in Congress for 36 years.

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 01:13 AM

Unusual cold helped Xcel Energy, CenterPoint bottom lines

Xcel, CenterPoint saw their profits increase thanks to the bitter cold.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 05:54 AM

Xcel doesn't expect to face huge cost from federal cross-state regulations

The utility once worried that its Texas coal-fired power plants might have to be shut down.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 05:53 AM

Minnesota ag co-op CHS agrees to buy ethanol plant in Illinois

CHS, a major marketer of ethanol, says the plant is a step into the production side of the business.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Viewpoint: A conversation about oil and the North Woods

A former regional director of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says that he’s concerned about a proposal for a crude...

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 12:27 PM

Connexus Energy plans large solar garden in Ramsey

The Ramsey project shows that co-ops are leading the way in community-owned solar arrays.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Canada orders safer crude oil-tank cars within 3 years

The Canadian government set a 2017 deadline, putting pressure on U.S. officials to do the same.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 11:09 AM

Xcel sets stage for solar bidding war

Renewable energy companies will compete to build large, utility-size solar parks.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 05:50 AM

April 13: Enbridge official talks about oil boom's impact

Mark Curwin of Enbridge Energy talked about the pipeline projects planned for the state.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 11:57 AM

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