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The site of the Davis Refinery, pictured on July 31, 2018, southwest of Belfield, N.D.. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Regulations Should Facilitate Industry Not Block It

Regulations Should Facilitate Industry Not Block It

Regulations put in place to govern the development of things like oil pipelines and refineries were intended to facilitate those projects, not block them. The point was not to inhibit the build-out of that sort of infrastructure, which serves the production of energy products we all use, but rather to ensure it is done safely

Podcast: Cramer/Heitkamp Debates, Kanye West, the David Refinery, Meridian CEO Bill Prentice, Commissioner Randy Christmann

On the radio show today North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann joined me to talk about a proposal to turn the benefits of the Trump tax cuts into refunds from North Dakota’s largest electrical utility (not to mention a guarantee for no rate increases for a couple of years). We also talked about the

The site of the Davis Refinery, pictured on July 31, 2018, is southwest of Belfield, N.D.. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Judge Reviewing Davis Refinery Situation Says State Regulators Can’t Expand Their Jurisdiction Based on Speculation

The Dakota Resource Council, a local front group for the national environmental movement to impede fossil fuel development, has recently been making a stink about the Davis Refinery which is currently under construction near Belfield, North Dakota. In the past the DRC and other activists have opposed the refinery because, according to them, it’s too

An Exaggeration Put to Rest

For years now, as the development of oil and gas resources in western North Dakota has advanced, one consistent talking point from the opponents of that development is that it was encroaching upon the pristine solitude of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Or, put another way, that people might be able to see or hear from

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