New Article at The Spearhead: “A Requiem for the American Dream”

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My lengthy report on the oil boom in Williston, North Dakota has been published at The Spearhead:

Williston is the headquarters of a new oil boom driven by hydrofracking, which enables oil companies to exploit deposits that have previously been inaccessible. It’s been estimated that the Bakken formation, which covers roughly 200,000 square miles in western North Dakota, eastern Montana and northwestern South Dakota, contains enough oil to not only make America independent of foreign oil, but actually make the country into a net oil exporter by 2030. Because of this, companies like Halliburton and Baker-Hughes have been swarming in, offering jobs that pay up to $120,000 a year without requiring any experience or qualifications, aside from the ability to pass a drug test.

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