Energy

Oil and Natural Resource Revenue

The State of North Dakota should develop reclamation plans for historic salted lands damaged by energy development prior to 1990.

Surface owners should see the productivity of their land restored after mineral development. Energy development sites should not be considered reclaimed and the bond should not be released until the productivity of the land is restored. Soil maps should be used to determine productivity before development.

Oil, Gas and Coal Production

We support in principle the legislation proposal regarding the infrastructure plan for non-oil producing counties.

We support new construction of all pipelines in and out of state such as Keystone pipeline and other construction projects that would help transport liquids and or gas in or out of the state.

Renewable Energy

We believe the state and federal government should have safeguards in place to protect electric power systems and our electronic networks in the event of a solar storm or an attack resulting in an electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

Utilities

We believe anyone using removable markers, to mark underground lines, be required to remove the markers one week after the work is completed.

The North Dakota One Call threshold depth before you dig should be 36 inches.

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