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An Unquiet Landscape: the American West’s New Energy Frontier

Video
Rural West Initiative, Bill Lane Center for the American West
Annotated Video Documentary, 30 mins.
April 23, 2013
John McChesney
Geoff McGhee
Ariana Reguzzoni

High energy prices have made advanced drilling technologies profitable, pushing drillbits into parts of the West once believed tapped out, and into new places once thought inaccessible. A look at three communities in North Dakota and Wyoming who find themselves at different stages of an energy boom.