Every resident of Carbon and Stillwater Counties should watch this 30 minute video. It was created by the Dakota Resource Council.
It’s one thing to read the news accounts of what the oil and gas boom has done to communities in the Bakken. This video shows you, through the eyes of people who live there, how a way of life has been ruined in five years. As one resident says, “You either work in the oil fields or you leave.”
Take some time to watch and reflect. For me, the enormity of what I saw has sunk in over the course of the day. It’s devastating.