Surface acres should be leased by energy and mineral companies through negotiations for activities in all forms of energy and mineral development. Options for easements should not be signed until PSC citing process is complete.
We support the protection of private property rights against government takings by any agency, department or organization.
We oppose the taking of any private property by any government entity without compensation and due process.
We oppose any county taking more than the constituted right of way without fair and just compensation.
We believe one of the duties of government is to protect private property, especially from unauthorized surveillance invasion and interference by government itself. To further this objective, NDFB supports limiting the regulation of private property and protecting private property and identifying the costs of regulation of private property.
We believe all private property should be considered "Posted - No Trespassing" even if signs or other notices are not in existence, unless otherwise designated. Trespassing laws shall be enforced and all penalties stiffened.
We believe property owners should not be legally responsible for any natural or man-made obstacle or situation that may cause personal injury or property damage to persons using their property.
No activity related to right of way purchases, such as surveying on purposed right of way easements, may be performed without landowner's prior written permission. A penalty of $25,000 and 30 days in jail will be recommended per occurrence.
Drones and drone operators must follow the trespassing laws whether posted or not.
We oppose local water boards from having quick take eminent domain authority.
In cases of right of way easements, the governing entity (PSC or others) should require submission of a preliminary route plan prior to any attempted land acquisition.