New report finds increased threat from radioactive oil & gas waste in North Dakota

June 18, 2020
A new report released today by the national environmental nonprofit Earthworks reveals that North Dakota’s massive surge in fracking wastewater production, also known as “produced water,” has potentially increased North Dakotans exposure to carcinogens, heavy metals, and radioactivity. Earthworks calculates that in… More »

North Dakota Frack Waste Report

June 17, 2020

When oil is in your backyard–where do you go when your doctor says don’t stay home?

May 6, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
This blog was co-written by Tyler Rivlin and Raphael Breit.  On December 22, 2019, James Brugh and his wife Victoria, who was seven months pregnant,  received a letter from an Ob-Gyn they had visited in Bismarck, ND. Concerned about Victoria’s… More »

Ways to Help #NoDAPL

November 23, 2016 • Molly Dunton

Thousands of people from around the world, including hundreds of indigenous and tribal nations, are currently camping near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). What started as a fight to protect sacred Sioux lands from destruction has become a broader struggle for Native American rights, freshwater conservation, and an end to fossil fuel development and corporate greed. On the frontlines, water protectors are facing increasing violence and police repression, but stand strong in peaceful, nonviolent prayer. This kind of unshakable determination has enabled the movement to effectively halt construction of a major pipeline, and has inspired people from around the world to lend their support.

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North Dakota’s fracking destruction is unnecessary

October 20, 2015 • Don Morrison

The chaotic destruction of productive farmland, beautiful badlands and people’s lives in North Dakota to exact oil is unnecessary. The oil could be extracted without destroying the place in the process.

State officials have allowed the oil industry to produce a product before the industry made sure it had transportation, disposal of its radioactive waste, safety, housing, law enforcement and most other infrastructure available. Now, to fix their poor planning, they want you and me to take the risk for their contamination, exploding trains, and other problems.

The impacts of this fast-as-possible oil extraction reaches across North America.

Inside the Bakken

July 30, 2015 • Deborah Thomas

North Dakota’s Bakken oil field is one of the most active fracking sites in the U.S. It's so big, you can see the flares burning from outer space.

Most people will never visit the Bakken. Far removed from major cities, it is difficult to see how it affects all of our lives.

Inside the Bakken: National Impacts and How You Can Help

July 23, 2015 • Dakota Resource Council, Sierra Club - North Dakota, First Lutheran Church Williston

A recording of an online discussion to learn about the challenges of living in the Bakken, the national impacts of the North Dakota fracking oil boom and what you can do to help.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: North Dakota Radioactive Waste

April 15, 2015 • Deborah Thomas
As North Dakota officials try and determine how to regulate and dispose of the Bakken’s radioactive fracking waste, the sea of contamination gets deeper by the day. According to representatives at the North Dakota Dept. of Health, new rules regulating… More »