OPINION: Rural America is dedicated to clean water

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Tags: Water

This piece was originally published in the Des Moines Register on April 14, 2021. Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Whether for drinking, farming, or fishing, clean water is a national priority, and future generations depend on us doing our part to preserve and protect bodies of water throughout the United States. In Iowa and in rural communities throughout the country, we recog... Read more »

OPINION: Simpson champions local sage-grouse conservation in the West

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This piece was originally published in the Post-Register on February 18, 2021. Those of us fortunate enough to have lived in the West know how awe-inspiring it is to be surrounded by the vast wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, and unique species that make our nation so richly diverse. From the avid hunter or outdoor recreationist, to the biologist at a local conservation district, to the farmer ... Read more »

OPINION: Armstrong stands up for ND jobs, American energy

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This piece was originally published in the Minot Daily News on February 17, 2021. When it comes to standing up for their way of life, the people of North Dakota could not have a stronger advocate than Representative Kelly Armstrong. For the past two years, I have worked with Representative Armstrong on a number of issues through his involvement in the Congressional Western Caucus, a group that adv... Read more »

OPINION: Amplifying Voices of South Dakota

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This piece was originally published in the Capital Journal on February 12, 2021. By now, many of us understand that President Biden’s Executive Order to halt the Keystone XL Pipeline is going to have disastrous effects on our nation’s economy, energy security, and thousands of American jobs. By terminating the Pipeline, we are even risking our international standing and relationship with our Cana... Read more »

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