North Dakota Oil Boom: The Dark Side

The good things the North Dakota oil boom has brought to little towns like Watford City, N.D. (population 1,744), you probably can guess. The bad? Maybe not. Before the boom, the number of registered sex offenders in Watford City stood at zero. Today? Twenty-eight. Williston ("Kuwait on the Prairie"), Watford City and their neighboring towns in North Dakota sit atop the biggest lake of oil to be discovered in North America since Alaska's Prudhoe Bay in 1968. That lake holds, by some...Full Story
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