Oil impacts the natural world as wellOil development has stepped hard on western North Dakota’s landscape. The state has been reasonably quick to reinforce and expand infrastructure in the Western oil-producing counties. It’s applied funds to social issues raised by oil development. The state has given a hand to cities, school districts and counties attempting to meet the needs of their citizens in this boom. All this in an area where people’s lives are being changed by rapid development and industrialization of the landscape.
By: Bismarck Tribune, The Jamestown Sun