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Oil Spill in North Dakota Raises Detection Concerns

New York Times: For several days last month, Steven Jensen smelled the oil, wafting up over his rolling wheat farm near Tioga. But in that part of northwestern North Dakota, where the rush to tap the Bakken shale field is roaring, the scent of crude is hardly uncommon. It was not until Sept Continue reading

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Six Arrested Attempting to Block Oil Train to Canada

EcoWatch: When police arrived last night to break up the peaceful protest, six people who refused to leave the scene were arrested after trying to destroy scaffolding with a chain saw. Local news media reported a surprisingly large number of law enforcement officials who responsed to the action, including troopers from the state police Continue reading

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U.S. shale boom seen casting long shadow over global energy landscape

Greenwire: The United States is in the early stages of a boom in domestic oil production, sparked by the same innovations in drilling technologies that tapped shale to spur a 20 percent spike in natural gas output. Shale oil production is already booming in western North Dakota where light crude production from the Bakken Shale formation is transforming the state economy Continue reading

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