News Releases

NEWS RELEASES & STATEMENTS FOR THE MEDIA

January 2017

Jan. 18_Federal judge blocks states’ requests to halt waste rules on tribal and federal lands

Jan. 11_Dakota Resource Council granted intervention to defend anti-corporate farming law, giving voice to North Dakotans

Jan.11_“Who Are the Water Protectors?” community forum set for January 15 in Bismarck

November 2016

Nov. 23_Community Forum on Standing Rock and Dakota Access Pipeline set for Nov. 28 in Bismarck

Nov. 15_STATEMENT: North Dakota should support final BLM Methane Waste Reduction rule

Nov. 9_STATEMENT: The time to listen to North Dakotans is now, Governor-elect


October 2016

Oct. 27_Rally to support water protectors Saturday in Bismarck

Oct. 17_Dakota Resource Council files motion to intervene in corporate farming lawsuit, give voice to North Dakotans

Oct. 13_District 4 Candidate Forum set for Oct. 21 in New Town


September 2016

Sept. 2_Art show and auction invites commentary on North Dakota current events


January 2016

Jan. 19_Groups Urge Stronger Rules for Wasted Gas


September 2015

Sept. 24_DRC Statement on NDIC Decision to Delay Flaring Benchmarks Another 10 Months

September 21, 2015

ADVISORY – ND Groups to Release Information on ND Gas Flaring Policy

RELEASE – ND Groups Urge ND Industrial Commission to Get Tough on Flaring

ATTACHMENT – DRC ELPC Sierra Club Letter to ND Industrial Commission

ATTACHMENT – ELPC Bakken Flaring Data Fact Sheet

ATTACHMENT – DRC & Sierra Club Spring 2015 Poll Results

September 14, 2015

ADVISORY – Dakota Resource Council to Host Screenings of NORTHERN LIGHTS

ATTACHMENT 1 – DRC Northern Lights Panelist Biographies

ATTACHMENT 2 – DRC Northern Lights Film Director Biographies

ATTACHMENT 3 – DRC Northern Lights Film Backgrounder

September 1, 2015

RELEASE – DRC & ND Energy Industry Waste Coalition Submit FOIA Request to ND State Health Department

LETTER – DRC & ND Energy Industry Waste Coalition FOIA Request

August 20, 2015

STATEMENT – DRC Supports New EPA Methane Flaring Rules

August 19, 2015

STATEMENT – Dunn County Citizens for Local Control Statement Boo Landfill Decision

August 13, 2015

GUEST COLUMN – DRC Members React to State Radioactive Waste Rules Change

August 11, 2015

STATEMENT – DRC Criticizes ND Health Department Vote To Raise Radioactivity Levels in ND

August 3, 2015

STATEMENT – DRC Statement on Obama-EPA Clean Power Plan

July 29, 2015

RELEASE – DRC Disappointed in US Senate Proposed Compromise on COOL

June 25, 2015

ADVISORY – First New DRC Affiliate in 11 Years Launches on Fort Berthold

June 24, 2015

RELEASE – DRC Disappointed ND Congressional Delegation Undermines Democracy on Trade

June 18, 2015

OPINION EDITORIAL – Family Farms are the Future of Agriculture by Fred Kirschenmann

June 16, 2015

RELEASE – Dakota Resource Council Applauds Petition Drive to Support ND Family Ag

June 2, 2015

NEWSLETTER – We Are Dunn County – 60% Group News

June 1, 2015

ADVISORY – Dunn County Local Control Group Hosting Meet & Greet

May 6, 2015

DRC says yet another oil train explosion shows it is long past time to make oil transportation safe

March 12, 2015

POLL: North Dakotans Support Stronger Efforts to Reduce Flaring

February 21, 2015

DRC Members – armed with information – challenge Dalrymple Administration to do better at regulating volatile oil

February 17, 2015

North Dakota Leaders at fault in West Virginia Train Explosion

January 21, 2015

DRC Members Raise Major Concerns about Radioactivity Rules

January 2, 2015

ND Groups Oppose State Health Department Accreditation

December 12, 2014

DRC Statement on Proposed Radioactivity Levels

December 9, 2014

DRC Statement on Bakken Oil Standards Rule

November 28, 2014

Call for special legislative investigation, audit of ND officials

November 19, 2014

DRC Submits Comments for Rail Safety

November 13, 2014

DRC Issues Statement on NDIC Decision to Extend Public Comment on Bakken Crude Transportation

October 23, 2014

“The Little People in Boom Times” the theme of DRC’s 37th Annual Meeting

September 23, 2014

DRC members will urge safety first at Tuesday’s oil rail hearing

September 18, 2014

DRC Members to hold Demonstration in Casselton on Friday

August 28, 2014

DRC and NDEIWC Demand Release of Radioactive Oil Waste Study

August 21, 2014

Area residents once again resist intrusive IHD Industrial landfill proposal

August 20, 2014

Local leader investigates million-gallon Bear Den Bay Spill

February 25, 2014

North Dakota groups say State Health Department knew, but did little about radioactive waste

January 15, 2014

DRC calls on RUS and Basin Electric to Postpone Public Meeting

October 22, 2013

Oil Spill Specialist Headlines DRC’s 36th Annual Meeting

October 11, 2013

Significant Oil Spill near Tioga Puts Spotlight on State Regulators

June 3, 2013

Ft. Ransom Landowners want Keystone pump station quieted

April 22, 2013

Hype About Pipe Meeting in Stanley, ND

March 25, 2013

Landowners work to increase setback from oil wells near homes

March 19, 2013

Stop State Incentives for Flaring

March 18, 2013

House votes today on making it easier for companies to take land

February 22, 2013
Group effort saves community from oil waste dump

January 24, 2013
Landowners Testify in Favor of Increased Oil Well Setbacks

October 17, 2012
DRC Surveys Gubernatorial Candidates About Energy Efficiency

August 27, 2012
DRC members challenge false retorts from PSC commissioners and candidate

May 30, 2012
News Release PSC Conflict of Interest Suit

March 26, 2012
PSC Commissioners Conflict of Interest

March 8, 2012
Hettinger and Lemmon Oil and Gas Meetings

April 25, 2011
DRC Appeals Coal Lake Decision

April 12, 2011
South Heart Application Has 376 Deficiencies

April 7, 2011
DRC issues statement- Lake Sakakawea Spill

March 8, 2011
Dakota Resource Council Issue Statement on Oil Well Fire

March 1, 2011
Landowner group urges reform of federal oil and gas bonding program New GAO report critical of BLM’s program

February 1, 2011
Landowners Call for Fairness, Rights, and Independent Mediation Board.

February 17, 2011
Pipeline Press Release

February 22, 2011
DRC Acknowledges Surface Rights Gains, Warns of Major Loopholes