Tag Archives: Bakken

(Not so) wonderful progress

Reader Kurt Voight sends a note: “I have just finished my daily reading of the Gazette on line. In the last 24 hours there have been a number of articles related to wonderful progress: North Dakota (taxpayers) to pay for … Continue reading

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A personal story: Linda Monson, Yellowstone River southwest of Williston, North Dakota

“When this first happened, it pretty much consumed my life. Now I don’t even want to think about it.” -Linda Monson Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway for a number of years in many locations … Continue reading

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Update: Railway safety

In previous posts we’ve looked at the tremendous increase in railway traffic involving crude oil over the last five years, the outmoded nature of tank car stock and the particular vulnerability of Columbus to increased railway traffic related to increased … Continue reading

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A personal story: Helen Ricker, Poplar, Montana

Telling personal stories The oil and gas boom has been underway for a number of years in many locations across the country, and there are now a lot of stories about individuals and families whose lives have been personally affected. … Continue reading

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Alberta tar sands pollution 2-3 times higher than corporate estimates

I’m not going to wade too far into the issue of the Keystone XL Pipeline because this blog focuses on issues directly related to Stillwater and Carbon counties, but I came across something today that I think is relevant. Some … Continue reading

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Running on Fumes in North Dakota

I got a number of personal responses to my op ed in yesterday’s Gazette, many of them supportive, some not so much. Thanks to all who sent me supportive notes. The not-so-supportive ones tended to fall into three general categories: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Video: Chaos in North Dakota

Who’s minding the store? It’s clear that nobody is looking after the public interest. We hear it over and over again from public officials in North Dakota and eastern Montana, “This is the price you have to pay for energy … Continue reading

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Don’t Bakken the Beartooths

Fans of Breaking Bad no doubt appreciated the irony when Walter White of Lockwood was recently sentenced to 12 years for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamines in the Bakken oil fields. But his conviction was not part … Continue reading

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An excellent letter

I saw this link posted on the No Fracking Facebook page, and wanted to pass it along. It’s a November 7 letter from Mary Johnson, who lives in Red Lodge but lived in North Dakota for 25 years and knows … Continue reading

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