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Three Affiliated Tribes Crying Wolf Over Oil Tax Changes

Three Affiliated Tribes Crying Wolf Over Oil Tax Changes

During the closing weeks of the 2015 legislative session lawmakers went to battle over a contentious reform to the state’s oil tax laws. With the possibility looming of a tax exemption triggered by low oil prices wiping out the 5 percent oil extraction tax entirely and blowing a multi-billion dollar hole in state tax revenues,

Federal Government Stands In The Way Of Reducing Flaring In North Dakota

In the debate surrounding energy development in North Dakota, the state government is often accused of being too lax in its regulation. Ironically, though, when it comes to flaring what is standing in the way of compliance with the state’s tough new flaring regulations – which allow for limits on oil production if gas flaring

Long-Time Democrat Tribal Ally Accused Of Financial Shenanigans

Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall is a lame duck now thanks to a primary vote on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Hall came in fourth out of six candidates, with the top two candidates going on to the general election to decide the next chairman. Hall’s loss comes after a report detailing alleged financial

Tribes Take Aim At Wrong Target With Fee Proposal For Flaring

It is understandable that the folks on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation want to fix the flaring problem. After all, the reservation is home to some of the worst flaring in the state. Last month, based on numbers I obtained from the Department of Mineral Resources, I pointed out that flaring on the reservation was

More Than 350 Anti-Fracking Measures Passed By Local Governments

According to this list compiled by Food & Water Watch, some 359 local resolutions have been passed by local governing entities opposing hydraulic fracturing. In terms of of actual fracking policy, these resolutions mean very little. Most of them were passed in urban communities far from actual fracking operations, more an expression of political distaste

Dorso Column: Legislature Should Demand Accountability For Tribal Appropriations

If you don’t get accountability from the state higher education system why would you expect it from a North Dakota’s tribal colleges? Back at the beginning of this century the legislature started giving an appropriation to the tribes for jobs training. That number has grown to 5 million dollars. During the 90’s a succession of

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