Saturday, August 19, 2017
Red State Dems North Dakota

Sen. Hoeven Blocks Energy Tax Cut Bill Because It Would Have Helped Wind Energy

By Jack Russell North Dakota Senator John Hoeven (R) joined with other Senate Republicans to block an $85 billion tax package that included reviving a key subsidy to the wind energy industry. The bill was struck down by the Senate on Thursday, after Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to let [...]

May 16, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0

Sen. Hoeven Block Energy Tax Cut Bill Because It Would Have Helped Wind Energy

By Jack Russell North Dakota Senator John Hoeven (R) joined with other Senate Republicans to block an $85 billion tax package that included reviving a key subsidy to the wind energy industry. The bill was struck down by the Senate on Thursday, after Majority Leader Harry Reid refused to let [...]

May 16, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0

Legislative Lessons: How Ohio’s Slow Move to Regulate Fracking Pollution Endangered Millions

By Jack Russell Ohio annually processes thousands of tons of radioactive waste from hydraulic-fracturing, sending it through treatment facilities, injecting it into its old and unused gas wells and dumping it in landfills. Historically, the handling and disposal of that waste was barely regulated, with few requirements for how its [...]

May 14, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0

Sons of the Fathers

(Crossposted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) Okay I’m going to get a little preachy again. It’s about the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment (you can read the text of the proposed amendment here). You’ll remember I said I was going to sit this one out this year because [...]

May 12, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

I Need an Open Records Abortion Litigation Lawyer

Or maybe I just need a legal opinion. Or a couple of them. This blog post is about North Dakota’s expensive abortion litigation and the Attorney General’s Office. I have a lot of questions and concerns and I’m seeking your expertise in sorting out these issues. First, I want to [...]

April 22, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

Communities Find That Oil Trains Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

By Jack Russell When a freight train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation derailed and exploded in the middle of the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic, killing 47 people and destroying half of the downtown, no one knew it’d mark the start of a new era of train disasters, [...]

April 20, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0

Director of Hate Group Active in ND Says Youth Support Gay Rights Because They’re Ignorant

By Jack Russell Editor’s Note: The group Concerned Women for America, of which Janice Shaw Crouse is listed on their website as a Executive Director and Senior Fellow, was a primary sponsor of the so-called “Personhood” legislation which passed the North Dakota legislature in 2013. Margaret Sitte was the legislative [...]

March 24, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0

New York’s Albany County Places Moratorium On Crude Oil Port Expansion

By Jack Russell Albany County (New York) Executive Daniel McCoy issued an executive order Wednesday, imposing a moratorium on the heating of crude oil and expansion of crude by rail transport operations at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River. The county has, in recent years, been transformed into [...]

March 15, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0
'>

'>North Dakota's Rough Rider Business Award

'>

An observation: Thirty-nine people have been awarded the “Rough Rider Award” since the award first came into existence in 1961. Of the first 10 recipients of the Rough Rider award, exactly Zero of them received the award for being a “business leader” and/or “entrepreneur”. Of the most recent 10 recipients' class="readmore"> [...]

March 13, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

Radioactive ‘Oil Socks’ Found Illegally Stockpiled In Abandoned North Dakota Gas Station

By Guest Blogger A heaping mound of black trash bags stuffed with radioactive nets that strain liquids during the oil production process — commonly known as “oil filter socks” — has been found in an abandoned North Dakota gas station, state officials confirmed Wednesday, in what may be the biggest [...]

March 12, 2014 Jack Russell dogWAGGER 0