Video: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom

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.

About davidjkatz

The Moses family has lived on the Stillwater River since 1974, when George and Lucile Moses retired and moved to the Beehive from the Twin Cities. They’re gone now, but their four daughters (pictured at left, on the Beehive) and their families continue to spend time there, and have grown to love the area. This blog started as an email chain to keep the family informed about the threat of increased fracking activity in the area, but the desire to inform and get involved led to the creation of this blog.
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