Tag Archives: Mike Brandenburg

Some Lawmakers Considering a Special Session After PSC Turned Down a Wind Farm Permit

Some Lawmakers Considering a Special Session After PSC Turned Down a Wind Farm Permit

Last week the Public Service Commission turned down a siting permit for a large (23,000 acres, 76 turbines) wind farm project in Burke County. NextEra, the company behind the project, had pushed for a permit despite opposition from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department who argued that

Pro-Wind Lawmaker Accidentally Speaks the Truth About Wind Energy: It’s Not Needed or Stable

“I want to see us support and make coal more competitive,” said House Minority Leader Corey Mock, a Democrat from Grand Forks, said in a committee hearing in Bismarck last week. “But I certainly wouldn’t want to do it at the expense of other energy industries.” That’s an ironic statement given that the topic at

"We’re Giving Money To The Same People Who Are Stabbing Us In The Back"

Did you know that North Dakota Game & Fish dollars – money from fees paid for hunting and fishing licenses, among other things – are being used to subsidize employees for Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever? I found out about it by filing an open records request with the Game & Fish Department, and I

Should Non-Resident Property Owners Get A Vote? ND House Says No

HB1383 was introduced by Rep. Dick Anderson (R-Willow City) and would have allowed “freeholders” (a term clarified during the floor debate to mean specifically “property owners”) who are not residents of a school district vote in that district’s bond elections. It is sort of a zany idea I wrote about a week ago. It failed

Mike Brandenburg Column: Not Every Farm Bureau Member Is Against Doug Goehring

I cannot begin to express how disappointed I am in the negative, mean-spirited and personal attacks the Estenson Campaign and a small group of Farm Bureau insiders led by Eric Aasmundstad have launched against North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture Doug Goehring. Not only do these perpetrators violate Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment of “Thou shalt not

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 4, 20, and 28 Mountrail, Dunn, McLean, Traill, Grand Forks, Cass, Emmons, Burleigh, Logan, McIntosh and Dickey County Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 4, 20 and 28 Click on a District number above for a map of