In The News

Summit Draft Applications Available For Review

Northwest Landowners Association has made available to the public the application materials Summit Carbon Solutions submitted for its geologic sequestration permits in North Dakota. These materials were obtained from the North Dakota Industrial Commission through an open records request. The draft applications provide essential insights into the proposed storage sites, potential injection zones, and other … Read More

More Press on Landowners’ Lawsuit

The Minot Daily News ran a recent story detailing the recent lawsuit on behalf of the Northwest Landowners Association. In the story, our client, Northwest Landowners Association Chairman Troy Coons said, “…the state and the industry chose to ignore our concerns and forced us to raise them in a court of law. We always begin … Read More

Property Rights Concerns Highlighted in Landowners Lawsuit

The Bismarck Tribune ran a story related to our client’s recent lawsuit related to property rights and land survey laws. It details the concerns landowners have about current state law regarding land surveys as well as the power the North Dakota Legislative Assembly has granted the North Dakota Industrial Commission legislative power to “amalgamate” land … Read More

Northwest Landowners Association Files New “Amalgamation” Lawsuit

Northwest Landowners Association has filed another lawsuit against the state of North Dakota, asking a court to strike down certain laws as unconstitutional takings of private property rights.   The laws at issue are related to the injection of carbon dioxide into the pore space to sequester it, and the storage of gas, and they … Read More

Summit Project Raises Many Landowner Concerns

Derrick is quoted in a recent essay detailing the winding history of the Summit Carbon Solutions regional development plan. In this story by ESG University (Environmental Social Governance) Jason Speiss details his opinion that, “very few from North Dakota will benefit from this project, however they are the ones being forced to pay into it. All … Read More

Landowner-Related Legislative Updates

Derrick recently appeared on “News & Views” with Joel Heitkamp with Troy Coons, the chairman of the Northwest Landowners Association. They discussed legislative updates, and gave some detail about their experiences at the Capitol. Listen to their legislative update here. 

In the News: ND Legislative Council Drafting Bill Regarding Fish and Wildlife Service Easements

Written by Lisa Andersen, Associate Attorney The North Dakota Interim Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee was tasked with studying the “fiscal and safety impacts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service easements in North Dakota on the Department of Transportation, Department of Agriculture, and counties.”  During the 117th Congress, Congresswoman Michelle Fishbach, (R-MN-7), and … Read More

Northwest Landowners Annual Meeting This Thursday

Date: December 8, 2022 Time: 11am – 2pm Where: Mountrail County South Complex, 8103 61st ST NW, Stanley ND 58784 Northwest Landowners Association will host its Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 8th, as an opportunity for its members and the general public to learn more about landowner issues. The Annual Meeting will be held at … Read More