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Oil boom documentary released

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –  A Bismarck production company has released a documentary film chronicling the lives of North Dakota residents living with the changes the oil boom has brought.

“This is Our Country: Living With the Wild West Oil Boom” was comm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil boom documentary released

December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –  A Bismarck production company has released a documentary film chronicling the lives of North Dakota residents living with the changes the oil boom has brought.

“This is Our Country: Living With the Wild West Oil Boom” was comm…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil spill expert to headline DRC meeting Saturday

October 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Wilma Subra uses information to empower communities negatively affected by oil and gas development. Some people don’t like that. Continue Reading

Judge: Public Service Commission did not violate federal law

September 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A federal judge says a North Dakota conservation group failed to prove that state Public Service Commission policy changes on the coal industry were in violation of federal law or caused any harm. Continue Reading

ND coal mine campaign donations case in fed court

August 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK An attorney for two groups opposed to a planned coal mine in southwestern North Dakota asked a federal judge to strip the state’s responsibilities for regulating coal mining. Continue Reading

In lawsuit, feds argue coal industry can legally give to regulators’ campaigns

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

Oil Patch residents want voice in legislation

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

Sierra Club files lawsuit against ND public service commissioners

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

DRC director retires: Trechock took organization to next level

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.
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Groups want PSC commissioners to recuse selves from South Heart mine decisions

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