Kansas Natural Resources Coalition: Property rights powerhouse from the Heartland

Although KNRC’s roots are in Kansas–the middle of America both literally and figuratively–they hope to have impact far beyond the geographical Heartland. Having recently expanded their reach into Minnesota, KNRC hopes to open regional branches throughout the nation.  by Marjorie Haun The Kansas Natural Resources Coalition (KNRC) is ascending on the national scene as a formidable advocate for property rights and citizen-centered governance of lands, […]

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16 Common-sense steps to revitalize America’s energy industry

The real energy success story of the past decade has been the hydraulic fracturing revolution. Since 2007, electricity generation from natural gas alone has increased four times faster than from wind and solar. Over the same time period, domestic oil production has increased by 85 percent—almost all of which came on state and private lands. The increase in oil and […]

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Obama’s regulatory machine on overdrive in final weeks

This oppressive agenda, and the audacity with which it was executed, was on the minds of voters and apparently rejected on Nov 8. With the transfer of power underway, the Obama administration’s controversial agenda appears to be in overdrive and the midnight rule-making has already begun. © Getty The Audacity of Smothering Regulation Early in his tenure, President Obama pledged […]

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North Dakota farmers, ranchers, make plea to Administration for relief from DAPL protests

Ellingson and her husband are fourth and fifth generation ranchers and farmers in the area of the protests. She said law enforcement has seen several cases of butchered, mutilated, injured and missing cattle, horses and bison over recent weeks. Farmers and Ranchers Put in the Middle of DAPL Protests MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – North Dakota Stockmen’s Association is calling for […]

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No sacred burial sites near Dakota Pipeline constrution route

The investigation by the Historic Preservation Office has concluded that no human remains or cultural sites were present at the contested site but that doesn’t mean the dispute is over. The section of land was the site of the most explosive conflict between protesters and security during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, but the State Historic Preservation Office says it […]

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Conflicts between ranchers and DAPL protesters escalate

The physical confrontations heated up when the DAPL crews started coming into the area with bulldozers, moving topsoil, heading toward the river. One rancher has reported missing, killed or maimed livestock, but investigations are incomplete. Protesters put ranchers on edge Agweek’s Mikkel Pates recently spent several days in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest area, south of Mandan, N.D. In a […]

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