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Crime Wave On the Bakken Shale
A recent AP article about the Bakken Shale underscores the extreme risks fracking poses to nearby communities. Boom town syndrome is setting in across Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan as thousands of oil workers move into sprawling 'man camps' near oil fields. For the first time, sleepy towns on the Bakken Shale are seeing organized drug crime and prostitution rings while understaffed police forces scramble to keep up. Big Oil & Gas insist that this situation represents progress and that a massive, destabilizing influx of out-of-state workers counts as economic prosperity. This report tells a very different story, however: fracking destroys the fabric of communities and undermines the long-term prosperity of the states, cities and towns that it touches.
Read the article here: http://j.mp/IM7Ylc
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