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Bakken

Murder, Mayhem and Mexican Mafia Stalk the Bakken Oil Fields

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime
Georgianne Nienaber

Shortly before Spokane businessman Doug Carlisle was found murdered in the kitchen of his three story home he told his son, "If I disappear or wake up with bullets in my back, promise me you will let everyone know that James Henrikson did it."

Weather Shift Near Train Derailment Worries Officials

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A shift in the weather could increase the risk of potential health hazards after a mile-long train carrying crude oil deraile...

Open Letter to Obama: Mr. President, Wake the Frack Up

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

The buttes are no longer the biggest draw to the region; they are instead a witness to some of the worst devastation our country has ever seen.

The Water Is Fracked Up

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

Here's the reality: the Gila monster, the Joshua tree and human beings are all solar-powered creatures on a solar-powered planet. Lizards, trees, humans and the rest of the earth depend on the sun for warmth and growth.

Sit Down, Mr. Donohue

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

What happens to the family or the town that starts inhaling propane due to unregulated fracking? What happens to the people whose aquifers are drained in the process of fracking?

Flaring Under Fire in North Dakota's Bakken Boom

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

was the largest oil spill in the current Bakken boom and may prove to be the largest land spill in U.S. history. While oil companies have so far avoided concerns of environmentalists, they may not be able to evade a lawsuit alleging lost income by mineral rights' holders due to the flaring of natural gas.

Bakken Oil: A Fort Berthold Elder Speaks to Power

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Marilyn's passion at this stage of her life, now as an administrator at the Museum of the Three Affiliated Tribes, is establishing an online database that will keep tribal members informed about the impact of oil exploration on the reservation.

Man Camps and Predator Economics Threaten Heartland Native Communities

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

It was just a matter of time before "man camps" would pose a threat to sacred native lands and bring sexual violence, prostitution, and increased drug traffic into the heartland of Native culture in North and South Dakota.

The Fracking Boom: Do We Want to Leave Our Children an Industrialized Landscape?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America has a choice to make. We can stand by and watch energy companies industrialize our beloved landscapes. Or we can create smart safeguards that hold companies accountable for pollution and put sensitive places off limits.

Will Saudi Arabia Allow the U.S. Oil Boom?

James Burgess | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
James Burgess

Technology, technology, and more technology--this is what has driven the American oil and gas boom starting in the Bakken and now being played out in ...

2012's Top 5 Oil & Gas Plays

Jen Alic | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Jen Alic

2012 has been a stellar year for oil and gas. From East Africa to North America, new technology, major new discoveries, an unparalleled appetite for exploration and a metamorphosing perception of risk have changed the playing field.

Joe Van Brussel

A Young Entrepreneur's Idea In The Boom Economy Of The Bakken Oil Patch

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

In the Williston area of North Dakota, where the unemployment rate was recently reported at one percent and job openings outnumbered the jobless 10 to...

Bad News for Pipelines, Good News for Rail

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Though in terms of volume, pipeline transportation has proved its merit, the move by BP in the Bakken formation suggests rail transit remains a viable option for the industry.

WILL SANTA BE SKINNY COME DECEMBER?

AP | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — If Santa looks thinner than usual come Christmas, it may have something to do with Zumba, the Latin-inspired dance fitnes...

PHOTOS: 150 Fat, Jolly, And Sweaty Santas Prep For Christmas In Denmark

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Weird News

If your Santa Claus outfit does nothing but take up space in your closet for 11 months out of the year, you might want to head to Denmark in July. ...