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Oil prices are high. Workers, wary from the severe recession, come in throngs to sleepy towns like Watford City and Williston. Rigs are erected. Millions of dollars are generated for employers and the state. The year is 1984, and…

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LaDuke Presents Fracking Facts

Winona LaDuke, director of the Native American-led environmental organization Honor the Earth, covered the economics of extreme energy and topics like fracking, stranded assets and options for North Dakota sustainability Monday. She presented “Thinking for the Seventh Generation: Fracking, Water and…

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A Big Fracking Problem?

A two-part series published last month by the New York Times offered an unsettling look into the effects of fracking in North Dakota and the politics in play with the industry. Energy sustainability and fracking will be discussed by author…

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A panel exploring issues related to oil, water and environmental justice in the Bakken oil formation was held this past week in the Memorial Union Gallery on the North Dakota State campus. On Thursday, a panel highlighting interdisciplinary, collaborative…

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In recent years, North Dakota has been hailed across the country as a new Promised Land in a nation racked by economic reces­sion. The flow of oil in the badlands of western North Dakota is equaled only by the…