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Zaleski: It was as down and dirty as it gets

November 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of the legacies of North Dakota Measure 5, the conservation amendment, will be that lies writ large and told often can carry the day.
Yes, lies. That’s the word. It’s a fair characterization of the manner in which opponents of Measure 5 cond…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Conservation fund fed by oil tax money goes to N.D. voters

November 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota voters were deciding Tuesday whether to dedicate millions and potentially billions of dollars in oil tax revenue for conservation projects over the next 25 years.

North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks offered…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: Debate about conservation driving a wedge between those with common values

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

I have been following the debate on Measure 5 and am concerned to see this becoming a wedge issue between people who actually share common values — values based on natural resource conservation and economics.
These values should be bringing us tog…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Measure 5 backers file complaint over ads by oil industry group: Campaigns on conservation issue continue to pick at each other’s ads

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Thursday that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the measure violate state law.

Steve Adair, chairma…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Measure 5 backers file complaint over ads by oil industry group: Campaigns on conservation issue continue to pick at each other’s ads

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Backers of a North Dakota ballot measure that would create a conservation fund with oil tax revenue complained Thursday that the American Petroleum Institute’s campaign ads against the measure violate state law.

Steve Adair, chairma…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Measure 5 debate comes to DSU

October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Only three dozen people came out Tuesday for a debate on Measure 5 in Dickinson, but the event for one of the most controversial votes on November’s ballot produced heated discussion.
The Dickinson State University Farm Bureau Club hosted the deba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: The difference between ‘want’ and ‘need’ in North Dakota

October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Growing up, my family taught me about needs and wants.
If we went to the store and I saw a toy I wanted, my parents would ask me, “Do you really need that toy, or do you just want it?”
Of course, usually I just wanted it. And why not? Someone e…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: API diminishes what Measure 5 would accomplish

October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

The American Petroleum Institute is sponsoring their own website, www.noon5.org, to smear North Dakota’s new conservation initiative, the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment.
API is a big-time, Washington, D.C., lobbying group for big oil. S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: API diminishes what Measure 5 would accomplish

October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

The American Petroleum Institute is sponsoring their own website, www.noon5.org, to smear North Dakota’s new conservation initiative, the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment.
API is a big-time, Washington, D.C., lobbying group for big oil. S…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: Conservation amendment would benefit farmers

October 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

I wasn’t born in North Dakota, I chose North Dakota. Moving to Cavalier in my high school years from North Carolina, I quickly fell in love with the hunting in North Dakota. I have stayed in North Dakota, raised a family here and expect to retire h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com