Bakken Oil

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The blue waters of Lake Sakakawea shimmered like a mirage in the low humidity of the hot summer afternoon and formed the perfect backdrop for a cautionary tale about fracking for crude on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota. It is a story about communication between state and federal agencies and treaty obligations that are sometimes met, and occasionally ignored. In this case, it is not so much about what is happening underground, but what is overlooked on the surface. The story is about development colliding with sacred traditions, the power of greed, and the future of a people.


Frank Jr. Molley of Honor the Earth at Lunker Federal #2-33-4H
(image by Frank Jr. Molley)

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1 Article 09/08/2013 Bakken Oil: An Elder Speaks To Power 1 
2 Article 09/01/2013 Bakken Oil: Fighting for Control of Fort Berthold and the Three Affiliated Tribes 4