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  • Policy & Regulatory Work

    The NDPC serves as the primary voice of the industry and is dedicated to advocating for smart and reasonable energy policies.

    Legislative Strategy

    With the 65th Legislative Assembly finished, the NDPC is focusing much of its efforts on tracking interim committee work, federal legislation, watching the midterm elections, and planning for the next biennium.

    Legislative Action Center

    NDPC’s Legislative Action Center has all the tools you need to not only follow the issues that matter to NDPC, but also to take the next step by making your voice heard and contacting your legislators.  You can even brush up on your government 101 and read breaking political news.

    This website is not designed to tell you what to think but rather to provide employees, like you, with the resources needed to exercise your civic duties by learning about the issues and getting involved.  We hope you’ll look to this site as a resource, and share it with your family and friends.

    By coming together, we can ensure a more prosperous tomorrow for NDPC and, more importantly, for our country.

    State Regulatory Strategy

    State regulatory engagement remains a key focus of our overall strategy. Through the Regulatory Committee and various Task Forces, the NDPC will continue efforts on rulemaking and regulatory policy updates relevant to the oil and gas industry. Our key regulatory efforts will emphasize engaging at all levels with state regulatory agencies, including, but not limited to, the North Dakota Industrial Commission, North Dakota Public Service Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, Department of Health, and State Land Board.

    Local Regulatory Strategy

    Engagement with local jurisdictions, including county and city commissions and the Three Affiliated Tribes, continues to be a growing focus for the NDPC. Through the Tribal Lands Committee and Trucks, Roads and Permitting Committee, the NDPC has worked to expand its community outreach team to engage and influence local oil and gas rulemakings, road and permitting restrictions, and other related developments.

    Legal Strategy

    In an effort to maintain a state-first policy in oil and gas regulation in North Dakota, the NDPC partners with several partners in legal matters. The NDPC will continue to evaluate legal options regarding, but not limited to, federal regulations and rulemaking. Legal engagement is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.