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“I’m Just Doing My Job, Ma’am”…

By Brenda Jorgenson, White Earth farmer

A maintainer back sloping between a Petro Hunt oil well pad and a row of Russian Olive trees on the Richard and Brenda Jorgenson farm near White Earth, ND. No one has taken responsibility for this.

The effects on these established Russian Olive trees began in the summer of 2011. I started questioning and docu­menting when my eyes perceptibly ob­served problems driving by the oil well pad. I suspected problems when the fumes from the oil well pad’s open pit and fracking chemicals wafted into our yard one-half mile away. It was not pos­sible to stand as close to it as the trees were without my body wanting to shut off any inhalation. Even during the win­ter, while snowmobiling and wearing a full head-covered helmet, smells from the pit were strong.

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Keystone XL Pipeline decision should be made with true numbers

Pipeline expansions and present pipeline. From Anthony Swift, NRDC switchboard.

By Barb Price

Discussions about the Keystone XL pipeline have been throwing around numbers like candy at a parade. Supporters of the pipeline have been making promises of up to 250,000 jobs being created; lowered gas prices; energy security; thousands of gallons of North Dakota oil being sent south in the pipeline. . . It goes on and on.

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