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Author Briody, Blaire, author.

Title The new wild west : black gold, fracking, and life in a North Dakota boomtown / Blaire Briody.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  338.2728097 BRI    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-326).
Summary Williston, North Dakota was a sleepy farm town for generations--until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn't seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised them six-figure salaries and demanded no prior experience. But for every person chasing the American dream, there is a darker side--reports of violence and sexual assault skyrocketed, schools overflowed, and housing prices soared. Real estate is such a hot commodity that tent cities popped up, and many workers' only option was to live out of their cars. Farmers whose families had tended the land for generations watched, powerless, as their fields were bulldozed to make way for one oil rig after another.
Subject Petroleum industry and trade -- Social aspects -- North Dakota -- Williston.
Williston (N.D.) -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Williston (N.D.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Williston (N.D.) -- Civilization -- 21st century.
ISBN 9781250064929 (hardcover)
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