Dakota Resource Council podcast is a weekly update with organization news, events and member profiles. Formed in 1978, Dakota Resource Council grew out of existing organizing efforts responding to impacts from coal development. Each year brings new threats to our members and their communities. Local residents often have to play defense when it comes to rapid energy and agriculture policies and infrastructure. But – they have power when they come together as a community.Responsible development requires local short-term and long-term concerns from constituents to be taken into account when decisions are being made. We owe it to our neighbors, our communities, and our future generations to protect our state’s resources and local voices.DRC works with communities across the state to organize around common goals of securing a thriving North Dakota and putting people first. Members take action to create public awareness and shape public policy to ensure safe and responsible development, to protect North Dakota’s agricultural economy, and to establish a foundation for a just transition to a diverse energy economy.
DRC Legislative Update
This week, DRC gets an update on HB 1115 from one of our leaders, Randy Coon. Executive Director Scott Skokos also joins to talk about a few other bills that DRC and its members are watching.
Farmers and Ranchers in Crisis: Bill Hejl
Farmers and Ranchers in Crisis takes a personal look at the stories of North Dakota agricultural producers across the state that have been affected by multiple economic crises including the trade war with China, droughts, flooding, low commodity prices,...
Right to Harm Panel Recording
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, DRC got the blessing from 'Right to Harm' director, Matt Wechsler, to show his documentary on-line for free with a panel featuring Matt and Dr. John Ikerd. For those that missed the panel, this podcast is the "rebroadcast"...
Jim Brugh: Living With Oil Development
Jim Brugh and his family were excited to be moving onto some family land in 2014....then, they had to deal with an oil rig 350 yards from their home. This is his story. You can also read his story by Earthworks by Clicking Here.
DRC Member Don Nelson: Oil & Gas, the Legacy Fund and Agriculture in the COVID-19 World
This past Friday, we talked to Don Nelson, a longtime member of DRC. He's a farmer, rancher and business owner and he talks about the state possibly bailing out oil and gas by tapping into the Legacy Fund and he talks about the tough times in...
What's going on at DRC during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We are over a month into the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota and most of the state is shut down, but, issues are still brewing for DRC members. Even though our office is closed, organizers are working from home and still taking care of business. We...