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

Judge backs expansion of Alberta Clipper oil pipeline across Minn.

The upgrade would expand or add new pumping stations to increase the line’s capacity by 40% to 800,000 barrels per day. The pipeline runs 285 miles through northern Minnesota.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 08:33 PM

For Minnesota's pristine wetlands, N.D. oil boom is new threat

A remote wetland near Itasca State Park, already undercut by three crude oil pipelines, is one of several fragile, isolated habitats along the proposed path of the 610-mile Sandpiper crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 03:17 PM

Minnesota utilities on track to meet EPA's coal emissions reductions

The EPA cited the state’s efforts as an example for others to follow as new regulations regarding greenhouse gases and clean energy goals are set.

Updated: June 03, 2014, - 05:42 AM

In St. Paul, EPA chief touts energy efficiency to cut greenhouse gases

In a glimpse into the Obama administration’s approach to curbing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 10:21 PM

2 northwestern Minnesota towns still without gas after pipeline rupture

A rupture of a natural gas pipeline in northwestern Minnesota cut gas supplies to 900 customers in the cities of...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Judge says tribal treaties don't apply to crude oil pipelines

American Indian group had sought to block the $2.6 billion Sandpiper crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 06:49 AM

Legislature passes crude oil transport response bill

The measure raises $6.4 million to improve training for a transport-related accident.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 11:01 PM

May 9: CenterPoint Energy rate increase OK'd

Scaled-back boost means many customers of state’s largest gas company will see a small refund.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:07 PM

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

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