28 February 2013

Letter from Elkhorn Ranch/The Bakken oil field

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This, my friends, is the cost of unsustainable growth and development...and destruction/extraction of natural resources. Enough natural gas is burned off from the Bakken to heat a half million homes each day...prostitution, drugs, murders, violence, rampant, unconscious boom development, environmental devastation...people who have lived here all their lives are moving out, disgusted and broken. Elkhorn Ranch, Teddy Roosevelt's place which is considered the very beginnings of the American Conservation movement, has oil wells and frakking...

A society surely gone insane...there are jobs which we can create to help each other, sustainable jobs...to improve, not destroy...I'm deeply saddened.

http://harpers.org/archive/2013/03/bakken-business/

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