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Doug Burgum on Energy & Oil

 

 


Clean coal will allow us to shape global energy policy

Creating a low-cost, highly reliable, clean coal base load solution for a planet hungry for more electricity, yet focused on a carbon-constrained future, would put North Dakota in the position to shape global energy policy. We can support those North Dakota communities that wouldn't exist without the coal plants and the coal sector workers who've been keeping the lights on dependently and cost-effectively in America with North Dakota lignite for more than 100 years.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to North Dakota legislature , Jan 5, 2021

Private sector innovation over regulation on carbon

It's private sector innovation over regulation. Innovation is about the application of research and technology to solve real problems. We have an opportunity through innovation, rather than through regulation to outlaw carbon, to innovate and take carbon from the devil element on the chemistry chart to have it be the thing that is a value added input. We have a chance through innovation and regulation to completely transform the entire debate which is consuming the world about energy.
Source: 2020 North Dakota State of the State address , Jan 29, 2020

Lignite (brown coal) is transforming power plant emissions

Our lignite industry continues to innovate and invest--providing essential baseload electricity to the grid--despite long-term economic and regulatory uncertainty created by over-reaching federal policy in the previous administration. Project Tundra--which aims to capture carbon dioxide that can be used to revitalize old oil wells--was recently awarded the largest grant in the history of the Lignite Research Council, $15 million. This partnership between the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND-- lignite--and the oil and gas industry--is transforming power plant emissions to a marketable, value-added commodity.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to North Dakota Legislature , Jan 3, 2019

On energy, all of the above

We have an approach in our state, which is all of the above. So we're supporting oil and gas. We're supporting coal. We're supporting wind. Oil and gas, obviously, most of that, a lot of that's going towards transportation fuels. As the renewable continues to grow and grow, at a low variable cost, those dynamics put pressure on the economics between those two. We have to continue to sort that out as we go forward.
Source: 2018 North Dakota State of the State address , Jan 23, 2018

Protest campers at Dakota Access Pipeline should leave

Burgum spoke of impending damage to the environment and potential danger to protesters and first responders if Dakota Access Pipeline opponents don't vacate the main camp in southern Morton County before a likely flood hits in March. The unauthorized camp sits in a floodplain on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. Burgum said vacating the camp and cleaning up the abandoned cars, illegal structures and human waste from months of occupation will be a costly and time-consuming effort.

"The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has repeatedly asked for the remaining protesters to leave. We unequivocally support him in this request," Burgum said.

"Peaceful protest is a protected right of all Americans," Burgum said. "However, protesters must respect private property rights, court orders and law enforcement personnel. Acts of vandalism, harassment and trespass are not a part of North Dakota's character and will not be tolerated."

Source: Press release on 2017 North Dakota State of the State speech , Feb 8, 2017

We are not running out of oil; we have a global surplus

We have a global oil surplus today because of the rapid advancements in technology. This stands in stark contrast to a multi-decade narrative that we were "running out of oil." In energy exploration, some of these technologic advances that have contributed to the unforeseen abundance, such as deep horizontal drilling, were pioneered in the Bakken formation in North Dakota.
Source: Recode.net on 2016 North Dakota gubernatorial race , Jan 31, 2016

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vs.State Sen. Jennifer McClellan(D)
vs.State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)

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