NWLA filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to support landowners who are defending their land from Summit Carbon Solutions and an unconstitutional taking of private property. As we said to the Supreme Court of North Dakota in our brief:
“Property rights are necessary to preserve freedom, for property ownership empowers persons to shape and to plan their own destiny in a world where governments are always eager to do so for them.” Murr, 582 U.S. 383, 394, 137 S. Ct. 1933, 1943 (2017). “From farming to original homesteads, it is in the blood of North Dakota landowners [to stand up and protect the land].” WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. v. Easement & Right-Of- Way, No. 1:18-cv-078, Doc. ID 131, at *12 (D.N.D. Nov. 1, 2022).
Northwest Landowners Association stands with the landowners who have come before this Court to protect their land. Behind them stand the inviolable Constitutions of North Dakota and the United States of America.
NWLA will always stand with the landowners and the land. We appreciate your support and please feel free to share our brief with others who may be interested in becoming a member and standing with us alongside the landowners of North Dakota.