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  • The Other Bakken Boom: America's biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict

    The Other Bakken Boom: America's biggest oil rush brings tribal conflict

    North Dakota's Three Affiliated Tribes have long wanted a stake in the state's occasional oil booms, but the size, scope and speed of the Bakken development caught them completely unprepared.

  • When a boom is not a boon

    When a boom is not a boon

    In North Dakota, the Three Affiliated Tribes are trying to cope with both the benefits and the unexpected problems brought by the Bakken oil rush.

  • Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist

    Ronald Reagan: The accidental environmentalist

    He may not have meant to do so, but Ronald Reagan ended up helping the West's environment.

  • "We've seen this movie before"

    "We've seen this movie before"

    A longtime local remembers the havoc caused by Exxon’s failed attempt at oil shale production in western Colorado.

  • Busted in Rio Blanco

    Busted in Rio Blanco

    Rio Blanco County, Colo., which was just recently buzzing with oil and gas development, now faces an unexpected slowdown as the national economy tanks.

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