.North Dakota Boomtown Suffers Growing Pains Trying to Keep Up with Demand

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    North Dakota Boomtown Suffers Growing Pains Trying to Keep Up with Demand


    As domestic oil production increases, towns like Williston, N.D., struggle to meet demand for workers, housing and improved infrastructure. For some communities experiencing the benefits of an energy boom, rapid expansion comes with serious trade-offs. Ray Suarez reports.

    JEFFREY BROWN: Tonight, we begin a series on the changing landscape of energy in the U.S. and the consequences of ever-increasing development.

    Ray Suarez is our guide this week. Tonight, he visits the booming economy in western North Dakota, where new drilling technologies have opened up massive oil reserves.

    North Dakota Boomtown Suffers Growing Pains Trying to Keep Up with Demand | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 7, 2012 | PBS
     
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    We could have much more of this around the country, if only Obama would step aside.
     
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    Easy. All we have to do is get rid of him in November.
     
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    I'm just north of here. Everyone is prospering.

    How many threads are you going to start this morning?
     
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    North Dakota is a happening place right now. Think I read something about MickyD's paying $15 bucks an hour.

    If ND wasn't so damned cold in the Winter I'd head that way myself. LOL
     
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    That day is coming :eusa_angel:

    I don't want to rape the planet. We've had enough conversations that you know this. But I am sick to death of $$$$$$$$$$$$$ coming into Suzuki's foundation (and Harper will nail him) and now finally finding out that one of Aflecks latest movies anti fracking is financed by an oil baron.

    You can't make this crazy up.
     
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    :D

    I'm north of it but I love ND to death. And the people are to die for. Bundle up and you can take the winter.

    You will just have to explain why Real Tree is your new fashion statement instead of Vogue to your friends back east. And why the Cabela's Christmas Catalogue is on your coffee table.
     
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    Please explain why an oil baron is finiancing an anti-fracking movie.
     
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    Well if one is heavily vested in petroleum industry, then the growing natural gas reserves is an obvious threat to continued higher prices for oil.

    Just a guess, given that I have no idea who this Suzuki guy is.
     
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    It's just nuts we're not drilling anywhere and everywhere we can in this country and our territorial offshore waters as well. We're sitting on enough oil to take care of our needs for God only knows how long.

    We have to be the laughing stock of the world, especially in the Middle East.
     

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