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Open Letter to Obama: The Ages Have Been at Work

Taylor Brorby | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

This past November I sent you an invitation to visit North Dakota, and it seems you have taken up the offer. As I understand it, you will be visiting the Standing Rock Reservation on June 13. I hope you will consider visiting the Fort Berthold Reservation, what I would call Ground Zero of the Bakken oil boom.

Wolf's Howl Still Echoes

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Roadside Oil Boom North Dakota's oil boom could be seen in this farmer's field on the Bakken Formation, one of hundreds I saw along with fires burn...

The Conversation We Are Not Having

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

In my travels around the western half of North Dakota last month I smelled both sulfur and propane in wheat fields, making my breathing difficult. Flares lit my path down Highways 85 and 2 through the night, making me feel as if I were baking in an oven.

Transcending the Boom

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Taylor Brorby

In my own self-examination I have gone back to the rooting of my relationship to land; I have gone back to my home: North Dakota

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.

Energy Secretary Chu Resigns Leaving Oil Markets in Turmoil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Energy, be it oil, natural gas or coal, involves core commodities to the functioning of our economic viability, and here the Department of Energy under Chu's tutelage has approached disaster.

Matt Sledge

Indiana Treasurer Flip-Flops In Position On Energy Usage

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Indiana Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock told a gathering of Tea Party members in February that U.S. energy policy should be to "e...

Jason Linkins

North Dakota, Minnesota Fracking Battle Contains 'Obamacare' Irony

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Last month, the Star Tribune reported that "North Dakota and some of the state's major energy interests [had] filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seekin...

Obama Echoes The American Petroleum Institute Mantra

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

The transfer of billions upon billions of dollars from American and world consumers to oil interests both domestic and foreign continues on and will continue in spite of the programs enunciated by the president.

WikiLeaks Brings Misguided Joy to Preachers of Oil's Peak

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The perception of shortage is one of the bedrocks of the oil producers' pricing propaganda, rationalizing steepening prices and profits to the OPEC cartel. So of course we're fed reports of scarcity.