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Sweet Crude

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Great Balls of Fire

Taylor Brorby | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

On December 30, several shocks rippled across Casselton, North Dakota. The small town of 2,400, which prides itself on producing five of North Dakota governors, including the current Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, experienced the latest "accident" from the Bakken oil boom.