A LOT of people read yesterday’s post about the North Dakota PSC and the Davis Refinery on The Prairie Blog and Unheralded.Fish, and I had a number of requests asking how they could get involved. Here’s how: Write a letter. Elected officials react to public contact. Letters, e-mails, phone calls and attendance at meetings all … Continue reading Time To Get Involved
A letter to North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak. Dear Julie, Don’t do it. Don’t just blindly accept the recommendation of an administrative law judge to reject the idea that you could assume jurisdiction over the Davis Refinery, which Meridian Energy wants to build three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. That judge based … Continue reading Don’t Do It, Julie. Don’t Back Down.
There are two ways to look at the recommendation of Administrative Law Judge Patrick Ward on Tuesday that the North Dakota Public Service Commission dismiss the complaint against that (expletive deleted) Meridian Energy for failing to get a site review from the PSC for its proposed refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. First, If you … Continue reading A Refinery Moves One Step Closer To Our National Park. But It’s Not Too Late To Stop It.
Note: This is a re-run of something I wrote seven years ago today, September 11, 2011. Yes, it has been a long ten years. On August 29, 2001, I sat beside my wife’s bed as she looked up at her doctor, exhausted, pale and gaunt after two years of unrelenting chemotherapy, and said “No more. … Continue reading September 11 Thoughts
Lest we let the threat of an oil refinery beside Theodore Roosevelt National Park slip from our minds as we go about our busy fall lives, here’s an update on where things stand right now. Meridian Energy has started dirt work at the site beside I-94 on the road into the park, flouting the attempt … Continue reading Conservation Groups To Refinery: “Cease And Desist!”