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June 2012

Dalrymple Congratulates Enbridge on 50th Anniversary of North Dakota Pipeline System

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated Enbridge Pipelines, LLC on the 50th anniversary of its North Dakota pipeline system. The governor credited Enbridge and other pipeline companies with expanding market opportunities for North Dakota oil and natural gas, reducing natural gas flaring and reducing truck traffic in the Oil Patch.

Statement of Gov. Dalrymple on Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Obama Administration’s health care plan:

“The fact that the Supreme Court decision permits mandated health care coverage does not mean that the Obama Administration’s health care plan is good policy for the nation. The health care plan is wrong for North Dakota.  Our citizens want the freedom to make their own decisions about their health-care coverage.

Land Board Commits Nearly $25 Million in Latest Round of Energy Impact Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. –The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today committed an additional $24.8 million in grant funding to help counties, cities, school districts, and other political subdivisions in the Oil Patch offset the impacts of rapid development. The state appropriated $135 million in Energy Impact funds for the 2011-13 biennium and about $9.3 million remains to be allocated.

Dalrymple Encourages Energy Industry to Increase Community Involvement in the Oil Patch

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today encouraged the energy industry to expand its role in helping western North Dakota communities minimize the impacts of rapid energy development.  Dalrymple promoted community involvement while speaking at the grand opening of Occidental Petroleum’s new office building near Dickinson.

Dalrymple Announces Flood Recovery Grants for Burleigh, Morton Counties

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced today that the state has awarded a $1.3 million grant to help residents in Burleigh and Morton counties rehabilitate flood-damaged homes.

“This funding is part of the state’s commitment to helping communities recover from last year’s flood events,” Dalrymple said. “We will continue to work with local leaders and residents to meet the needs for long-term flood recovery.”

Dalrymple Appoints Fetch to Public Service Commission

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today appointed Bonny Fetch to the North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC). Fetch, an administrative law judge, will fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Tony Clark who has resigned to accept an appointment on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Dalrymple Announces Appointments to Higher Ed Board

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced the appointment of Kathleen Neset to the State Board of Higher Education.  Dalrymple appointed Neset to fill the unexpired term previously held by Claus Lembke of Bismarck.  In addition, Sydney Hull, a student at North Dakota State University, has been appointed as the student representative, beginning July 1.

Dalrymple, Minot Officials Press FEMA to Support Flood Mitgation Project

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman today held a meeting with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and led them on a tour of flood-damaged neighborhoods in Minot. Also attending were representatives of Sen. Conrad, Sen. Hoeven and Congressman Berg. During the tour and meeting at Minot City Hall, Dalrymple and local officials pressed for FEMA’s support of a comprehensive plan to incorporate federal disaster funding into a larger flood mitigation project.

Dalrymple Congratulates Clark on FERC Appointment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today congratulated Tony Clark on his appointment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.  Clark, who served nearly 12 years on the North Dakota Public Service Commission, took the oath of office for the federal post during a ceremony at the state Capital.

Dalrymple Hosts Governor's Pipeline Summit

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today told pipeline industry leaders that he supports plans to expand the state’s network of large, interstate oil and natural gas pipelines and in-state gathering systems.  Dalrymple said expanding the state’s network of gathering pipelines will continue to reduce truck traffic on North Dakota roadways, reduce natural gas flaring and reduce roadway dust. Expanding the interstate pipeline system also will make more markets available for North Dakota’s oil and natural gas.

 

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