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NDGOP Chairman Apologizes To Party Leadership, Elected Leaders For Oil Regulation Comments

NDGOP Chairman Apologizes To Party Leadership, Elected Leaders For Oil Regulation Comments

Over the weekend I obtained an email sent out by North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Bob Harms to the NDGOP executive committee as well as Republican statewide elected leaders (which is all of them) and the Senate and House majority leaders. In the email, Harms apologizes for the appearance that his comments about slowing down

Harms Column: We Should Be Able To Have A Thoughtful Discussion About Oil Safety

I’d like to clarify and elaborate on my personal comments on the oil industry that might encourage some thoughtful discussion in our state. Rob missed a couple of key facts related to my resume. I grew up in the oil industry. I’ve worked in it much of my life; have rough-necked, pipelined and lobbied for

Audio: NDGOP Chairman Explains Oil Comments, Says Lobbying Activities Is "Absolutely" A Conflict Of Interest

Yesterday a CNBC article quoting North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Robert Harms calling for as slowdown in oil development raised a lot of eyebrows. I got Harms on the phone yesterday evening and recorded an interview with him talking about the issue. You can listen to the whole thing above, but here are some of

Slow Down Oil Development Says…Head Of The North Dakota Republican Party? UPDATE: Lobbies For Enviro Group

I’ve been getting email all morning – praise and gloating from liberal readers, and puzzlement from conservative readers – about this CNBC article quoting NDGOP Chairman Robert Harms calling for a slowdown in oil production in North Dakota: A prominent North Dakota Republican has called for a slowdown in the state’s oil production boom following

Misplaced Priorities: NDSU Spends Double Per Athlete Than It Does Per Student

This afternoon the North Dakota State University Bison football team will play in Frisco, Texas, for a third-straight FCS championship title. Thousands of North Dakotans have flocked to Texas for the game. The politicians have made their phony-baloney bets. And the President of NDSU, Dean Bresciani, is assuring us that this is all very good

North Dakota PSC Approves Pipeline That Would Take 825 Trucks A Day Off The Roads

After the explosive train derailment in Casselton, oil transportation is much on the minds of North Dakotans. Even before train derailments were in the public’s consciousness, highway traffic was a big concern. By way of illustrating just how big an impact even a relatively small pipeline project can have, consider the Bakken Oil Express project

Obama/Heitkamp Crony Capitalism And Train Derailments

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks In the wake of the explosive Casselton train development, which I think everyone knows could have been far more tragic than it was if it had occurred in one of the population centers along the rail line, there’s been a lot of talk about the explosion in

Study: States With Fewer Restrictions On Guns See Lower Murder Rates

Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius has a new study in the journal Applied Economics Letters entitled, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates.” You can read the full study here, but here’s an intriguing excerpt from his abstract: The purpose of the present study is

North Dakota Sees Largest Percentage Of In-Bound Moves In The Nation

US Census estimates pegged North Dakota as leading the nation in population growth. The state set an all-time record for population in 2013. So it’s not surprising that Atlas Van Lines’ 20th annual migration patterns study for the US would show North Dakota leading the nation inbound moves. The full report is at the link