In North Dakota, we
have major industry. We have wanted this for years and now it is here. North
Dakota has jobs, construction and
opportunities for all who are willing. If you don't believe it, head to Bismarck and ask
anyone in the Executive Branch.
The problem: Those people, who are paid to
look out for you, aren't always doing so.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) is the regulatory
branch of our state. The races you are about to watch unfold for PSC are races that
deserve your attention.
They will determine if you believe someone
needs to look out for the interest of mineral owners and land owners alike. Not
to mention, the taxpayers of North Dakota.
Recently, the current PSC determined they
wouldn't fine a pipeline placed in North Dakota without proper
permitting. They didn't want to fine them and discourage future construction.
What about those companies that did it right? What about those landowners (that
it is your job to protect)? What about the people of North Dakota and their interests?
Normally, nothing on the ballot is as boring
as the race for the PSC. I assure you, that
won't be the case this time.