Dakota Resource Council
Energy and Resource Extraction, Land
Renewable Energy, Activism, Air Quality
Dakota Resource Council was formed in 1978 to protect North Dakota’s land, air, water, rural communities and agricultural economy, particularly regarding impacts from extraction of coal and oil. DRC is working for preservation of family farms; regulation oil and gas development, coal mining and coal-fired electrical generation; protection of groundwater and clean air; and support for renewable energy and sound management of solid and toxic wastes.
Dakota Resource Council is a nonprofit, non-partisan, grassroots organizing organization. The mission of DRC is to form enduring, democratic local groups that build leadership, enable people to speak for themselves, and empower people to influence decision-making processes that affect their lives. DRC members work through issue task forces and local affiliates in both rural and urban areas.