In a recent online article, “The Center Square” highlighted additional detail surrounding the North Dakota Supreme Court’s unanimous Court ruling on behalf of Landowners.
Derrick Braaten was quoted in the article speaking about the uphill battle the Landowners faced:
Derrick said he remembers walking into the state House and seeing Coons talking to lawmakers. “He had come across the House chamber floor talking to 10 legislators as I went in. I looked up behind Troy and there were eight lobbyists from the petroleum council following behind Troy,” Braaten said. “The point is you’re taking on a lot and they are much more well-funded and there’s more of them.”