Natural gas flared as waste is a new sight on the Dakota prairie, where fracking - a way of extracting hard-to-reach oil -  and directional drilling have sparked a boom. © Eugene Richards /National Geographic

The New Oil Landscape

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Natural gas flared as waste is a new sight on the Dakota prairie, where fracking - a way of extracting hard-to-reach oil - and directional drilling have sparked a boom. © Eugene Richards /National Geographic

Hour 1:           What are the potential risks and rewards from new oil extraction methods like fracking? We’ll explore the North Dakota oil boom this hour with Edwin Dobb, whose current National Geographic Magazine cover story is “The New Oil Landscape.”

  • Janet Reynolds

    Is it true that there are plans to transport across the reservations in South Dakota?
    What will this mean for the tribes there?

  • Janet Reynolds

    Is it true that there are plans to transport across the reservations in South Dakota?
    What will this mean for the tribes there?

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