Just a line to our illustrious, industrious, industrial commissioners; Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Agricultural Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem: We are constantly being reminded of all the hard work you all do. We also have people who do not know what the meaning is of lumping thousands of acres of land and calling it unitizing in the oil fields.
Explain how it takes away many rights of private landowners and how it can destroy private property that has been in families for 100 years or more and not much can be done by the many owners who are against this procedure.
Please tell us who benefits by all these procedures. You don’t live in the area, so all the activity involved, traffic, noise, dirt and other hazards do not bother you.
We also wondered what the pay-off was. It took a couple articles about meetings and many gifts received to confirm what happened.
Like they say, honesty is the best policy. But get the money. Money is important if gotten honestly and people don’t get hurt. Prices are too high for rent, groceries, gas and homes. Can’t help but think greed plays a big part in all this.
I have copies of the articles in our papers like the one entitled “Regulators OK huge oil unit near Killdeer.”
Governor, have you been North of Killdeer to see what you signed for? If not, better do so.
Above all, do not blemish our parks but destroy taxpaying landowners’ private property. We read taking bribes may have helped the decision a lot. Now we all know what to do.
Agnes Schwalbe, Killdeer