North Dakota's oil boom brings damage along with prosperity:
They are flaring off natural gas when going after oil because it's easier and less expensive than trying to bring it to a market that has a glut of natural gas to the point where 15 billion cubic feet of liquefied ng per day is proposed to be shipped to foreign markets where it commands a higher price. Energy Security?
And the teapublican plan to turn our country into an industrialized wasteland and/or a third world nation - the multi-national energy firms will have few compunctions about earning profits here at extreme environmental expense, just look at what is happening in South America and Africa. The conservatives in Congress are trying to cripple the EPA to the point of being non-functional.