In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 file photo, a worker walks past tanks at a Petrochina storage base. (AP Photo)

North Dakota’s Oil Boom Brings Damage Along With Prosperity

Oil drilling has sparked a frenzied prosperity in Jeff Keller’s formerly quiet corner of western North Dakota in recent years, bringing an infusion of jobs and reviving moribund local businesses. But Keller, a natural resource manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, has seen a more ominous effect of the boom, too: Oil companies are […]

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