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Thomas Skadeland: Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline for the Right Reasons

Thomas Skadeland: Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline for the Right Reasons

I oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline because the acquirement of land needed for the proposed pipeline route does not respect theproperty rights of all landowners involved and the corporations involved have received federal, state, and local subsidies at the expense of the taxpayer. If every property owner in the proposed route voluntarily sold or leased

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Thomas Skadeland: The North Dakota Public Service Commission Is Inherently Inefficient and Unethical

The Public Service Commission claims the ability and authority to manipulate market processes according to its idea of a planned economic order; I oppose this claim. The P.S.C. dictates which businesses may enter certain fields, how property owners may use their land, how unowned land will be used, and how individuals may establish contracts. Unless

Thomas Skadeland: Abolish The Public Service Commission

It is my belief that all areas of oversight and regulation administered by the North Dakota Public Service Commission can and should be forfeited to pure free market processes and managed by private sector participants. I believe the free market, when allowed to function without artificial interference, is able to coordinate and allocate all goods

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