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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

Letter: Measure 5 needs to be defeated

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Farmers and ranchers have been stewards of the land for years. Their farming practices for taking care of the land continue to get better every year. Cover left on the ground in place helps control wind erosion and filter the rainfall and snowmelt, w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: Measure 5 nothing more than out-of-state land grab

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

The recent commercials supporting Measure 5 are a joke. I don’t know how they managed to get a farmer to speak in favor of this out-of-state land grab, but I guarantee Dick Monson doesn’t represent the vast majority of farmers and ranchers who ar…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com