North Dakota oil boom affecting wildlife, public lands September 3, 2013

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North Dakota oil boom affecting wildlife, public lands September 3, 2013 Duluth News Tribune ·
... Some of the impacts are obvious. The western reaches of the state’s Killdeer Wildlife Management Area held 63 elk in a 2010 survey. After road-building and oil-drilling began, the 2011 survey showed the elk were gone... The Wildlife Society report added that many animals are being killed by the tens of thousands of trucks traversing the prairie day and night... “The water becomes contaminated in the fracking process. ...

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