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Berg Column: Who Is Looking Out For The Little Guy In North Dakota?

Berg Column: Who Is Looking Out For The Little Guy In North Dakota?

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks TRANSCRIPT: Good evening, I’m Chris Berg, thanks for joining us. Tonight’s Point of View topic: Who is looking out for the little guy in North Dakota? Let me repeat tonight’s topic because I want you to take a moment right now and answer this question at home.

The Keystone Pipeline Would Save Lives In North Dakota

Traffic is up in North Dakota, and more people/vehicles on the roads means more fatalities. A big chunk of the traffic increase in the state stems from trucks transporting oil. There’s not enough pipeline or rail capacity to take all the oil produced out of the state. But if the Keystone XL pipeline were built,

ND Democrats Cooked Oil Production Numbers To Attack Tax Reform

Yesterday North Dakota Democrats sent out a press release (see below) making some wild claims about the fiscal impact of SB2336, which is a Republican bill to simplify and eventually lower oil taxes. According to the Democrats, SB2336 will “cost” the state billions in tax revenues. I have an objection to the idea that tax

ND Oil Regulator: Federal Government Wants Authority Over All ND Drilling Permits

North Dakota’s top oil regulator, Lynn Helms, told legislators yesterday that the federal government wants to try and force all drilling permits for North Dakota’s oil fields through the federal Fish and Wildlife Office. The federal government holds oil production rights that are scattered across western North Dakota. Helms believes federal regulators can slow down

ND's Top Oil Regulator Warns Of Production Slow Downs, Wants Fund To Fight Federal Regulations

Lynn Helms, North Dakota’s Mineral Resources Director, says it’s “not all roses and sunshine” in the oil patch. He’s warning of a possible slow down in production (and thus the revenues the oil boom is pumping into state coffers) due to changing market conditions and/or new federal regulations. And to that last point, Helms wants

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