This Feb. 28, 2012 photo shows an oil well near Sidney, Mont. Sidney is experiencing a boom spurred by companies seeking to extract oil from the massive Bakken formation beneath western North Dakota and eastern Montana.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Oil Boom In North Dakota: Is It Worth The Long-Term Cost?

(MintPress) – In Williston, N.D. — home of the Miss North Dakota Pageant — the town found itself in the midst of extreme good fortune. In the town that the 2010 census listed as having 16,006 residents, the population is now over 30,000 — only a year and a half after the official tabulation was […]