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February 2012

Dalrymple, Other Governors Oppose Unfair Air Guard Cuts - Nation’s Governors Say Air Guard Faces Disproportionate Cuts In Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple and 48 other governors are asking U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to reconsider a budget plan that calls for disproportionate cuts in funding for the nation’s Air National Guard. In a letter sent to Panetta, the nation’s governors said the Air National Guard is targeted to shoulder an unfair amount of funding cuts.

Dalrymple: President Should Approve Keystone Pipeline - Governor Welcomes Pipeline Construction, Supports Cross-Border Permit

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today said he is pleased that TransCanada Corporation is moving forward to build a portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline and he added that President Obama should quickly approve a permit to complete the cross-border project.

Dalrymple Tells EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Accept State's Regional Haze Plan

BISMARCK, ND. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has urged EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to scrap an EPA plan to take over North Dakota’s authority to regulate its air quality.  Dalrymple met with Jackson Sunday in Washington, D. C.

Dalrymple to USDA Under Secretary Scuse: We Must Maintain a Strong Crop Insurance Program

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple met in Washington D.C. with Michael Scuse, USDA’s Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, to advance a variety of issues important to North Dakota, including the pathway ahead for a new Farm Bill. Conventional thought in Washington is that the 2012 Farm Bill will require significant changes and because of the current federal budget deficit, savings will have to be identified.

Dalrymple Meets With FEMA Officals to Press for Ward County Floodway Funding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today met in Washington D.C. with Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and David Miller, who directs FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Dalrymple and the FEMA officials discussed the timeline of North Dakota’s application for Hazard Mitigation Grant funds and the analysis needed to maximize the potential grant funds for the state’s 2011 flood events.

Response to Oil Impact Meetings Summarizes Needs, Next Steps

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple today released a state report that summarizes feedback gathered during 14 public meetings recently held throughout western North Dakota’s oil-producing counties.

In January, officials from nine state agencies and institutions participated in the meetings to gain a greater understanding of the challenges created by rapid oil and gas development. About 600 local officials and residents attended the meetings and shared their perspectives. Dalrymple outlined the report today during news conferences in Bismarck and Williston.

Highway Administration Approves New Plan for Fund Statewide Emergency Road Repairs

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple, Sen. Kent Conrad, Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg, announced today that the Federal Highway Administration has approved a new plan to fund statewide emergency road improvement projects, including needed road repairs in the Devils Lake Basin.

Dalrymple, ADM Discuss Options for Walhalla Plant

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today requested Archer Daniels Midland officials work with state and local officials and private developers to consider alternatives to the company’s planned closing of its ethanol plant in Walhalla, N.D. 

“I spoke with and encouraged ADM management to make sure they pursue all other options before closing the plant,” Dalrymple said. “I stressed the importance of taking care of the employees and I offered the state’s assistance in finding another company to operate the plant and to evaluate the plant’s other potential uses.”

Dalrymple Presents Purple Heart Medal to Specialist Russell Ouart

BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Brig. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, deputy adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard (NDNG), in presenting Spc. Russell Ouart with the Purple Heart medal. Ouart received the medal for wounds he received in action on May 4, 2008, while serving with the North Dakota National Guard’s 191st Military Police Company in Iraq. Dalrymple and Dohrmann presented Ouart with his medal during a ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Fargo.

Dalrymple, Hoeven Meet with Premier Wall to Advance Greater Flood Protection in the Souris River Basin

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Jack Dalrymple and Senator John Hoeven advanced the need for greater flood protection in the Souris River Basin during a meeting today with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall in Regina.

Hoeven and Dalrymple have continued on-going talks with Wall and other Canadian officials to gain operational changes at three Canadian dams for greater short-term and long-term flood protection in the Souris River Basin.

 

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