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  • The Bakken oilfields: ‘No place for a woman’

    The Bakken oilfields: ‘No place for a woman’

    One woman’s effort to survive the Great Recession in booming North Dakota.

  • Man Camp

    In Western Colorado, where the energy boom is stretching the resources – and social fabric – of local communities, some companies have turned to portable dormitories to ease the housing crunch.

  • Methamphetamine fuels the West's oil and gas boom

    In Craig, Colo., Moffatt County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead fights an epidemic of methamphetamine use on the oil and gas rigs

  • Safety first

    Steve Ficklin is an oil and gas safety inspector for the Bureau of Land Management in western Colorado

  • Disposable workers of the oil and gas fields

    Without a college degree, work on the oil and gas fields is the best job you can get in the rural West – unless, of course, it kills you

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