May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission “risk creating an appearance of impropriety.” Continue Reading
October 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Residents in the epicenter of North Dakota’s oil development spoke about the impacts Saturday during the Dakota Resource Council’s annual meeting in Bismarck. Continue Reading
May 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
A citizens’ lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Dacotah Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Dakota Resource Council alleges that North Dakota Public Service commissioners violated federal campaign contribution laws. Continue Reading
February 24, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
Dakota Resource Council Director Mark Trechock has spent 18 years helping people find solutions to community problems, particularly in the energy and agricultural industry. While he will miss it, he said it’s time close that door of his life and open a different one.
June 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
Public Service commissioners Brian Kalk and Kevin Cramer should recuse themselves from decisions regarding a South Heart coal mine project because of campaign contributions they received, four organizations said in letters hand delivered to the two today. Continue Reading
March 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota has joined a March 18 lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow unrestricted planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa. Continue Reading
December 2, 2010 in INFORUM
Says oil production in ND needs review
Two oil-related spills in recent months and a continuing risk of spills and other accidents that could endanger soils and groundwater require a strengthening of state regulatory agencies and rules covering the oil boom in western North Dakota, according to a report released Thursday by the Dakota Resource Council.
October 29, 2010 in INFORUM
Helms: State not promoting views
An environmental advocacy group on Friday criticized the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources for urging residents to visit a public comment site facilitated by what it called a “front group” for the oil and gas industry. Continue Reading
August 24, 2010 in The Dickinson Press
The Dakota Resource Council urged the review of a possible coal mining application near South Heart by federal officials in a letter written to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in Wyoming, according to a recent press release. Continue Reading
July 31, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota customers of Otter Tail Power Co. and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. will get inserts with their monthly electric bills this month to explain why they are paying development expenses for a defunct power plant.