The New Oil Landscape

March 11, 2013


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 [2], whose current National Geographic Magazine [3] cover story is “The New Oil Landscape.”

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