State of North Dakota secondary Archives: on Environment

Marvin Nelson: Invest in flood protection, even if we have to raise taxes

We asked Nelson for his take on ensuring flood protection for Minot: "I don't care if we have to borrow the money, or if we have to raise taxes, or whatever. If it came down to raising taxes in order to provide flood control for Minot, Minot's more important to me than the taxes are. We have to make that investment," he said. GOP candidate Doug Burgum met with Minot leaders on flood protection in May.
Source: KFYR-TV on 2016 North Dakota Gubernatorial race Aug 12, 2016

Eliot Glassheim: $220 million to cities stricken by water contamination

Eliot Glassheim called on Sen. Hoeven to reverse his position on desperately needed aid for Flint, MI [which suffered from widespread drinking water contamination in 2015], by supporting bipartisan legislation to provide $220 million to cities stricken by water contamination. "Senator Hoeven's decision to block assistance to the people of Flint was shortsighted and irresponsible," said Glassheim. "Now, Senator Hoeven has a chance to do the right thing by reversing his position and supporting funds to help solve the water contamination crisis in Flint."

The bipartisan $220 million aid package would tap into the same Energy Department funding Senator Hoeven voted to eliminate in order to provide aid to Flint and other cities [affected] by water contamination.

Source: press release on 2016 North Dakota Senate race Apr 27, 2016

Wayne Stenehjem: Sue EPA to block "Waters of the US" land control

When the Obama administration tried to force WOTUS (Waters of the US) onto the backs of farmers, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem led the lawsuit to block WOTUS from taking effect. And he won.

In fact, because of Wayne's effort, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) were stopped dead in their attempt to control the nation's land. Wayne's effort was the only injunction to be upheld by a federal court. Without his effort, WOTUS would be in effect today in all 50 states.

Why does it matter? The EPA and Corps used WOTUS to give the federal agency the ability to regulate almost any source of water that reaches a federal waterway -- even the smallest of North Dakota's prairie potholes. Farmers would have been hit the hardest.

Under WOTUS, potentially every drainage ditch would have been subject to new regulations and farmers would be forced to file permits and receive approval from the federal government for the management of their own farmland.

Source: 2016 North Dakota campaign website Feb 2, 2016

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