ND Gov. Dalrymple, more than anyone, will make the call on whether Exxon/Mobil can drill near the Elkhorn Ranch (and Teddy Roosevelt's cabin).

Now we learn that the governor's portfolio includes some Exxon/Mobil stock (the Tribune has the full story here).

While I emphatically do not smell the proverbial rat, I do believe it would be in the best interests of all concerned if the governor were to divest himself of said interests.

Do you agree?

UPDATE: the project is on hold...for now...