News - Year: 2017

  • Landuse Plan Workshop with Karen Budd-Falen

    Held On December 6, 2017

    NWLA hosted a Landuse Plan Workshop today in Minot. This event educated county officials and planning and zoning managers on land use plans for either private use, township use, county use, planning and zoning. KMOT covered the event and the full news story can be read here.

  • Landuse Plan Workshop with Karen Budd-Falen

    Held On December 6, 2017

    NWLA hosted a Landuse Plan Workshop today in Minot. This event educated county officials and planning and zoning managers on land use plans for either private use, township use, county use, planning and zoning.

  • NWLA Annual Meeting

    Held On December 2, 2017

    Our 2017 Annual Meeting took place in Stanley, ND today, where members came together and were given an update on all the NWLA board has been doing over the last year to advance the mission of the Northwest Landowners Association. Guest speaker and fifth generation North Dakotan, Steve Shirley, Ph.D, spoke on the importance of… Read more »

  • We need your input!

    The public hearings for the Oil and Gas Division, Department of Mineral Resources, are next week and the NWLA board will be presenting written and oral testimony. Please read the proposed rule changes here and email us with comments or thoughts. We are looking for input we can use in oral and written testimony for… Read more »

  • Oil and Gas Division FULL NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AND AMEND ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

    TAKE NOTICE that the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division, will hold four public hearings to address proposed amendments and additions to the North Dakota Administrative Code (NDAC) Chapter 43-02-03 (Oil & Gas), Chapter 43-02-05 (Underground Injection Control), Chapter 43-02-06 (Royalty Statements), Chapter 43-02-11 (Certification of Horizontal Well, Horizontal… Read more »

  • Wind Energy – Background Memorandum

    The Legislative Management has been directed to study the impact of wind energy development on the environment. The Legislature prepared a short memorandum that describes some of the landowner rights and nature of wind development in ND. It can be found HERE.

  • Wind Energy Development – Background Memorandum

    Held On October 3, 2017

    The Legislative Management has been directed to study the impact of wind energy development on the environment. The Legislature prepared a short memorandum that describes some of the landowner rights and nature of wind development in ND. It can be found HERE.

  • Energy Development and Transmission Committee Hearings

    Held On January 2017

    NWLA Executive Director, Amy, spent two days touring the city of Minot with the Energy Development and Transmission Committee. This committee heard testimony from City of Minot officials and various Minot professionals in favor of Minot remaining a HUB city. Minot is considered the Gateway to the Bakken, as many major oil companies have headquarters… Read more »

  • Landowners Concerned About Pipeline Materials

    Troy Coons, NWLA Chairman, commented in this Bismarck Tribune article about how landowners need to be concerned about the pipeline material being used to transport produced water.

  • Department of Mineral Resources 2018 Rule Changes

    Held On October 12, 2018

    On October 12, Troy Coons gave testimony at the DMR 2018 rule changes hearing. On behalf of the NWLA membership Coons gave testimony in favor of certain rules; as well as encouraged changes to other rules. The full testimony is available here. Read the article by the Williston Herald about the passed rule changes here.