Charlie Barber, Mandan
Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader
By Charlie Barber
Amillion people spread out over this state [North Dakota] is not going to seem very populated.”
– Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources
“We kind of feel like we’re drinking out of a fire hose right now.”
– Ward Koeser, Mayor, Williston, ND
“The genuine man of action is not intent on renovating the world, but on possessing it.”
– Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some.”
– Eric Hoffer
“History is made by juveniles.”
– Frederick Gentles
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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.
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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
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Charlie Barber, Mandan
Part 1 of a series. Republished by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader, Fargo, ND. By Charlie Barber
And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.” – Micah, 2:2
“I don’t want to be there [Williston] anymore.” – 3rd Generation Williams County farmer
“Not only do we [the longtime inhabitants of western North Dakota] feel abandoned by our so-called ‘leaders,’ but we also feel that we are under major assault by the oil industry and the outsiders they bring along.” – John Heiser
“For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.” – Micah, 6:12
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By Betty Mills
Education comes in many forms and when they bump into each other, I feel duty bound to sort things out. Let’s start with a lecture complete with some compelling graphs explaining why the changes in our climate which some attribute to global warming is a natural phenomenon and not the result of anything we human beings have helped to produce.
Posted in Betty Mills, Columnists, Community, Current Affairs, Politics
Tagged Aquifer, Bakken, bias, Bismarck, care, community, consideration, education, environment, Future, information, Keystone XL, legislation, nature, North Dakota, Obama, Ogallala, Oil, oil boom, Pipeline, science, studies, truth, water
Approval of the proposed Keystone XL would help protect western North Dakota’s infrastructure and create thousands of jobs, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Wednesday.”
– Bismarck Tribune, 1/12/12
“Hopes for the Keystone pipeline to provide a meaningful outlet for Bakken oil are unrealistic and misguided.”
– A.L. “Bud” Johnson – CIA Oil and Gas Analyst
“Colorado company proposes oil pipeline in N.D.”
– Bismarck Tribune, 2/17/12
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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.
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Pipe Dreams is a documentary film produced by Jane Kelly Kosek and Leslie Iwerks. The film was just recently nominated for the shortlist of the Academy Awards. Eight documentary films out of 48 were selected to the shortlist and then will be judged in three large cities. T he final announcement for the academy nominations will be announced on January 24.
Photo by EcoWatch
Pipe Dreams is a film about the ongoing debate of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 40-minute documentary that explores the social, political and environmental impacts of the $7 billion construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
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By Edward Morrison
The United Tribes of North Dakota recently resolved to oppose the Keystone II or “XL” pipeline, saying that it threatens tribal land and cultural resources.