HBA offers lead certification class for EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule

FARGO, N.D. – The Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead is offering a lead certification class required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. Building and remodeling firms must have one or more certified renovators assigned to each job where paint in disturbed in homes built in 1978 or earlier. Eight hours… [More…]

Production Sustainability: The Leaps and Bounds

Oil production in North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks Formations is at record highs and growing, but is it sustainable at current levels? For how long? “Our growth has been extremely rapid. Technology and price have come together with the geology,” said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a 60-year-old organization that… [More…]

Government Regulations: A Balancing Act

With a production of more than one-half million barrels of oil everyday, North Dakota’s robust oil and gas industry remains a prime target of interest for environmentalists as well as regulators at all levels. “The regulations just continue to pile up,” explains Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “They have people whose… [More…]