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.
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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
By A.L. “Bud” Johnson.
Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader
Recent news stories express concern over rising oil and gasoline prices and their possible adverse effect on the recovering US economy. Consequently, it might be useful to review the causes for rising prices, as well as to cite some significant benefits to North Dakota and the U.S. economy.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Land, Politics
Tagged argue, Bakken, Bismarck, debate, Economy, environment, Gas, Mandan, North Dakota, Oil, oil shale, revenue, talk, tax
Charlie Barber, Mandan
By Charlie Barber. Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader.
“I don’t know what we’re standing in the way of. This is a full-blown boom. Instead of sending $1 billion a day to buy oil from the Mideast, we can send it to the Midwest of our own country.”
– Senator Kent Conrad, D-N.D.,
Bismarck Tribune, 4/4/12
“Some of the wise monkeys in North Dakota’s Oil Patch (“see no evil,” “hear no evil,” “speak no evil” of Japanese folklore) would like the state’s news media to censor the news coming out of oil country. Maybe “censor” is too strong a word. They want news manipulated to emphasize the positive (there is plenty of it) and downplay the negative (there is plenty of that, too.)”
– Fargo Forum, 4/13/12
“The simple truth is that the long-term viability of all UND athletics is at risk [if the ‘Fighting Sioux’ nickname is kept].”
– Rick Burgum, UND Alumni
Association, Bismarck Tribune, 5/2/12
“…where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.”
– Thomas Gray
Posted in Charlie Barber, Land, Opinion, Politics
Tagged Bismarck, Charlie Barber, column, Economy, environment, Future, Gas, High Plains Reader, Mandan, money, North Dakota, Oil, Pipeline
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
The town of Berezniki in the Ural Mountains of Russia is home to more than 150,000 people. Built as a labor camp in the days of the USSR, the town sits directly on top of the mine shafts where millions of tons of potash were extracted.
All youth ages 8-11 are invited to participate in the Burleigh County 4-H Garden to Table Summer Youth Program.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs
Tagged August 21, August 7, Bismarck, Burleigh County, environment, Event, Garden, July 24, July 31, June 19, June 5, May 12, May 22, May 7, nature, North Dakota, September 8 24, Youth
By Colleen Reinke
I am fed up. I have put the city’s public works department on notice that I am p*ssed.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Opinion
Tagged action, Bismarck, Colleen Reinke, environment, Future, North Dakota, rebellion, Recycling, Trash
The proposed waste site is toward the bottom of this photo, which looks west over the White Earth Valley. Photo by Terry Evans
By Laura Knudsen
Earlier this year, the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved building an oil waste treatment plant near White Earth. Tervita Corporation, formerly CCS Midstream Inc., of Canada is seeking to build the plant at the top of the White Earth Valley. The plant would treat the waste water that oil drilling brings up and separate it into solid waste, saltwater and recoverable oil.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics
Tagged Bakken, Canada, CCS Midstream Inc, destruction, Economy, environment, Event, foresight, Future, Industrial Coimmission, landfill, local, nature, ND, North Dakota, oil drilling, Tervita Corporation, unsustainable, waste, White Earth