Oil and Natural Resource Revenue
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.
We believe 60 percent of income from oil tax revenue should be distributed to counties most adversely affected by oil exploration and production, to be targeted for road maintenance, infrastructure and education.
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.
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).
We believe anyone using removable markers, to mark underground lines, be required to remove the markers one week after the work is completed. Markers should be biodegradable.
The North Dakota One Call threshold depth before you dig should be 24 inches.