Governor Burgum: selling North Dakota oil and gas to allies will "drive American strength"

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum touted the state's oil and gas industries while delivering his State of the State address Tuesday in Bismarck. 

"The oil and gas industry employs thousands of North Dakotans and has produced billions of dollars in tax revenues that support the state, the tribes, nations, counties, cities, townships, school districts, hospitals, parks, airports, through a variety of funds created by this legislature," said Burgum.  

The Governor says selling "more of our clean U.S. energy to our friends and allies, versus forcing them to buy dirty energy from our adversaries" will "drive American strength up and enhance global stability". 

LINK: Governor Doug Burgum's State of the State address