Kids get crafty with recycled items
at Urban Harvest.
The Bismarck-Mandan chapter of Dakota Resource Council is ramping up local efforts to get curbside recycling in the region.
The local group, Missouri Valley Resource Council, held two recycled art contests for children at Urban Harvest to raise awareness about recycling, as well as to show the demand for curbside recycling in Bismarck. Missouri Valley Resource Council plans to host another recycled art contest at Capitol A’Fair on August 5.
For more information please contact Dakota Resource Council at 224-8587 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, like Dakota Resource Council’s facebook page.
From Dakota Resource Council
Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Development, Land, Politics
Tagged Alliance Pipeline Company, Bakken, Brenda Jorgenson, Dakota Resource Council, development, Economy, environment, Gas, history, Jack Dalrymple, Keystone XL, landowners, local, market, North Dakota, Oil, Pipeline, Pipeline Summit, politics, ranchers, Steve Davis, vote, White Earth
BISMARCK—Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Land, Politics
Tagged Alliance Pipeline, Bismarck, Dakota Resource Council, DRC, environment, farming, food, Future, government, Jack Dalrymple, Keystone, landowners, nature, news, North Dakota, Oil Patch, Pipeline, Pipeline Summit, politics, ranching, TransCanada, water
North Dakota has the strongest law in the United States on restoration of mined farmland, but the state Supreme Court’s recent Coal Lake ruling threatens to make it a dead letter.
The court upheld the Public Service Commission’s decision that recreation was a “higher and better” use for 86 acres of mined land than raising crops.
The coal companies think up these alternatives and so far the PSC has given its blessing to all of them – golf courses, dirt bike tracks, shooting ranges, waste disposal pits. Adding these to what’s considered a “higher and better” use exempts the coal company from meeting farm productivity standards. Continue reading
Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinion
Tagged 1970, 70000, agricultural land, Bakken, Bismarck, coal, Coal Lake, Dakota, Dakota Resource Council, DRC, economic, Economy, enforcement, environment, Falkirk Mine, farming, federal law, foresight, Future, Gene Wirtz, good business, government, health, history, land use, law, leaders, legislative, living, North Dakota, Oil, oil wells, one time harvest, Opinion, politics, ranching, regulation, restoration, rural land, smart, state, state law
What the law says
State Regulatory Authority employees, which include PSC commissioners, “shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or any other thing of monetary value, from a coal company which: (1) Conducts or is seeking to conduct, operations or activities that are regulated by the State Regulatory Authority.”
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
30 C.F.R. § 705
By Don Morrison
When President Barack Obama denied TransCanada Corporation’s permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, the reaction ranged from inflammatory accusations to statements on how North Dakota can take responsibility for what happens here.
President Obama made his decision because of the “rushed and arbitrary deadline” Congressional Republicans inserted into a payroll tax bill in December. That politically inspired deadline “prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people,” Obama said.
Posted in Current Affairs, Politics
Tagged Bakken, Bill Erasmus, Brian Kalk, Brian Schweitzer, Canada, Chamber of Commerce, Dakota Resource Council, Dene Nation, Dirty Oil, Don Morrison, Keystone XL, Mark Trechock, North Dakota, NorthDecoder.com, Obama, Oil, Pipeline, Rick Berg, Ryan Taylor, Tar Sands, Tom Potter, TransCanada