Taylor Addresses Landowner Concerns - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Taylor Addresses Landowner Concerns

Posted: Updated:

Agriculture Commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor says not enough is being done to protect the states farmers and ranchers.

He says if elected he will work with lawmakers to ensure that more is done to provide safety of pipelines not regulated by the Public Service Commission and bring more transparency to the Industrial Commission.

Taylor said another area of concern for him is increasing the distance that a drilling well can be from an occupied area from 500 feet to a quarter mile.

"There's going to be a lot of wells drilled in North Dakota, and while we support the drilling and the exploration of that resource, lets make sure that our residents have the space that they need," says Taylor.

His opponent, current Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring, says that increasing the distance would actually have a bigger impact on landowners and the environment because more infrastructure, such as roads, would need to be put in place.

Goehring also addressed the issue of transparency and says the industrial commission does post their minutes online for the public to view.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Don't Buy It Until We Try It: Paint Glider

    Don't Buy It Until We Try It: Paint Glider

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:43:32 GMT
    In this week's Don't Buy It Till We Try It, TaTiana Cash test the Paint Glider.
    In this week's Don't Buy It Till We Try It, TaTiana Cash test the Paint Glider.
  • Family Tries Out Cochlear Implant

    Family Tries Out Cochlear Implant

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:36:39 GMT
    Patients who are hearing impaired no longer have to go out of state to receive a cochlear implant. One-year-old Blake Zimmerman from Devil's Lake had his implant operation in Bismarck, and tried it out for the first time.
    Patients who are hearing impaired no longer have to go out of state to receive a cochlear implant. One-year-old Blake Zimmerman from Devil's Lake had his implant operation in Bismarck, and tried it out for the first time.
  • Custom Home Barns

    Custom Home Barns

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:16:38 GMT
    Warren Wilkinson moved to North Dakota to offer an alternative style of housing.
    Warren Wilkinson moved to North Dakota to offer an alternative style of housing.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.