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"If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK"

"If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK"

Wind farms killing endangered condors in California, and eagles in Wyoming, is ok because they’re green energy according to the Obama administration. But if those same birds were killed at a coal mine or an oil site? Well that’s different: CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. — Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than

Federal Wildlife Officials Give Their Blessing To Killing Endangered Birds

Here in North Dakota a half-dozen oil companies faced criminal prosecution under the Migratory Birds Treaty Act by Obama-appointed US Attorney Tim Purdon over about a dozen dead ducks – common ducks, not at all endangered – found at oil sites during a months-long investigation. Thankfully, those prosecutions were laughed out of federal court, but

In Defense Of Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant, according to a lot of people up to and including the EPA. The air that we exhale is bad for the environment, we’re supposed to believe, which has become such an article of faith that even the fossil fuel energy companies have embraced it arguing for fracking on the

Shocker: Renewal Of Wind Subsidies Sparks Plans For 41% Expansion In North Dakota

Not so long ago it seemed Big Wind was on the verge of collapse what with the federal subsidies the industry relies on about to be pulled. But then those subsidies were renewed, and now there are plans for a 41% expansion of wind power capacity in North Dakota: The extension of a key federal

North Dakota's Oil, Coal Counties Get Top Ratings For Air Quality

North Dakota is a fossil fuel state, with strong oil and coal industries. And from the way environmentalists talk about the state’s energy industry, you’d also think that they were destroying our environment. Not so, it seems. Despite the oil activity and natural gas flaring in oil country, and despite the seven large electrical plants

USGS Estimate Of Recoverable Oil In North Dakota Increases 102%

This breaking now from Senator John Hoeven’s office. After requesting another survey by the United States Geological Service, that agency has nearly doubled their estimate of technically recoverable oil in North Dakota. The USGS has gone from an estimate of 3.65 billion recoverable barrels to 7.4 billion. That’s a 102% increase. Sadly, this great news

The Legality Of The North Dakota's Outdoor Heritage Fund Should Be Challenged Immediately

Reading outdoors reporter Brad Dokken’s column in the Grand Forks Herald today, you’d get the sense that certain legislators were trying to ban Ducks Unlimited and Pheastants Forever from participation in a newly-created conservation fund. In fact, Dokken states that explicitly: The bill Dalrymple signed laid out guidelines for the advisory board, but the House

Taxpayer-Funded Environmentalist Group Attacking Fracking In North Dakota

The Dakota Resource Council is at it again. The group, in partnership with its parent organization the Western Organization of Resouce Councils, released a report claiming that fracking operations are sucking the water out of western North Dakota. “The regional network of organizations’ 37-page report, titled “Gone for Good,” warns of continued diminished water supplies

Hoeven: Obama "Moving The Goal Posts" On Keystone Pipeline

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven was on MSNBC this morning talking about the Boston bombing, budget battles and the Keystone XL pipeline. “We’ll put a hundred thousand barrels a day of Bakken light sweet crude into that pipeline,” Senator Hoeven said of the project’s importance to North Dakota. “The president needs to make a decision.

Jack Dalrymple

Guest Post: Governor Dalrymple Has Made 154 Rulings In Favor Oil Company He Owns Stock In

As Chair of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Governor Dalrymple has made 154 rulings in favor of Exxon Mobile’s subsidiary XTO. In light of the fact that Governor Dalrymple has officially admitted he owns stock in Exxon Mobile, this is not just a glaring conflict of interest, it is a racket. It is a systematic

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