"Dakota Resource Council was formed in 1978 to protect North Dakota's land, air, water, rural communities and agricultural economy. DRC is working for preservation of family farms, enforcement of corporate farming laws, soil and water conservation, regulation of coal mining and oil and gas development, protection of groundwater and clean air, renewable energy, and sound management of solid and toxic wastes. Dakota Resource Council is a nonprofit, grassroots activist organization. The mission of DRC is to form enduring, democratic local groups that empower people to influence decision-making processes that affect their lives. Membership fees begin at $25 for an individual and $45 for a family. Contact any staff at the 3 locations listed below for further membership information and an enrollment form."