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someday you know an oil is all pumped out of the ground they will come back here and level it all out and turn it back into farmland but that's you know like i say it's going to be out of most of our lifetimes to be out of mind for sure. have nothing to say about where. i should say i have nothing to say you can suggest but they don't have to listen to you don't i mean you have no legal say in it put it that way so they can put a wherever they want they don't need any your permission foreign oil industry follows a proper practice is i don't think will have a problem but there's always that if me if they don't then we could have an issue in the biggest issue would be to to groundwater as i see it when we live in rural
areas most of us depend on wells for our our drinking water and all the water we use in our old so if that would happen it would be a very bad thing. as well that fracturing job that's where they pump the sand the fluid and you know the chemicals because they use as it is one they use a chemical called bio bio it kills all biological elements so so when they pump out that off into ground any kind of bacteria is going to kill it any kind of living organism of any kind it kills it because one of our guy has. got some of it on his hands and i and i just i'm just won't his hand we're bad because that's what my old bio bio kills biological. anything. i'm. sure is it's is wrong in the water. for this or it is as is the nobody drinks
the water out of iron stepfather from north dakota i think everybody drank so bottled water you know it just it's just like you ever. drop water on the out of the faucet night isn't that it's pretty nasty when where fracking no oil or grease is allowed to be spilled on the ground if you make an a mistake and you drop one cup you have to clean it up and take it away with you it's not polluting north dakota the air is clean the water is clean. this is privately owned land this is not government land any less the environmental protection agency finds scientific proof that there is real pollution going on they won't be able to shut this down. and so far there is no proof. there's just. propaganda.
is it possible to respect safety measures tracking. down how deep it is advocating this notion and it attempt to avoid all risk of polluting groundwater it seems to success is very unlikely. the question is being raised as grass the intention of anti-fashion groups. one thing is certain the practice of hydraulic fracking to be as large quantities of drinking water. can young is the owner of eclipse services a company that facilitates the shipping of water for fracking through pipelines and provides water storage and its huge tanks as well. these things are of the use to hold water for the fracking. thirty five thousand barrels and so they'll pump water from one to the other until eventually it's pumped over to the frac and down the whole. it's fresh water all the water that's running here is coming out of
the city water line so it's all clean water. spend millions of dollars on water for one is one of the biggest expenses one of these wells. on the water after the frack they just log back out of the ground and they all went off to a disposal facility. right here this is called a flare natural gas comes up with the oil and so they have to get rid of it so they just burn it off right here. comes out of the pump jacks goes underground to the treaters in there it separates the oil the water in the guess this site you're produces more water than what they can pipeline out here so i have to come in with a truck intricate out to get to it disposal facility.
keith barely sixty miles out of the list and on fort berthold reservation for black gold flows freely and accounts for one quarter of north dakota's production. this oil field isn't all that good for everybody we have secured land here we have virgin land here and now there's oil roads oil spills. at night time some of these trucks to drive along gravel roads and they don't poison. fracking water it's all water and all these things into the ditch. because they're too lazy to drive to the dump station and that it's going into our river going into our creeks it's going into our stock pond. this is not in the water but it is you know they're not telling the truth. i have twenty nine grandchildren i want them to enjoy this river where i do don't want them to walk in the water. one
can do kitchen fish if you can eat you want to grow garden good you would have to worry about poisoning the planet i want to have better medicine if not before and now we could do things better in the water. oil workers are best suited to judge the eventual pollution risk caused by fracking . unfortunately this problem is not a priority they are in survival mode first and foremost they are in need of work. during the drilling phase of radioactive debris back to the surface is a major risk for workers and the environment some companies clearly are not concerned and did not hesitate to dispose of these toxic materials into wild dumps . especially teams are left to ship them back to suitable treatment so it's. in north dakota no one with an oil rich piece of land will tell you that fracking
could be an environmental hazard. doing so could jeopardize one of the best ways to get rich quick. of course all the info stories have been in rhetoric christmas two thousand and fourteen all science turned red thanks to saudi arabia the staggering fall of the price per barrel of oil put it in and the moment of euphoria the us rise of the first producers of crude oil based the shale oil. we can feel the concern brought by the price everywhere and will is to now shows the science of a boom town going bust. people in this town are very very suspicious of oil booms because that almost always comes with a large bust and the bust to be rather difficult and now that i'm a part of this town i'm a little bit worried because we're seeing gas prices start to drop down. and i'm
wondering what's going to happen to my business because we have a message here. january two thousand and fifteen the price per barrel fell below the crucial fifty dollars mark. in this little town here west and is a major major reason why the price of oil around the world is coming down because the opec countries saudi arabia leading them there out there they're very scared by the. developments in hydraulic fracturing they know that the united states in the past five years went from importing something like sixty percent of the oil that we use down to thirty percent and that is a direct result of the hydraulic fracturing that's taken place like here and williston in the bach and and in other areas they want to put these companies out of business. even if circumstances are worrisome these days i fear that he has not
stopped after ten thousand wells we still need to extract the millions of barrels lying beneath the bokken. this situation brings happiness to the ones pushing for serious companies but it is devastating to the oil workers who are no longer needed they're thrown out into the streets without pity they must decide whether to go back home or stay liston looking for new jobs. in february twenty fifteen want one of my coworkers i worked with he calmly and he said managers laid everybody off. he's in and told everybody to go to a room get all the stuff in get out and this will two o'clock in the morning at night in february in the winter. men can see emptied out enclosed went into the next.
these dilapidated barracks will probably cause you to landscape for eight years to come. construction sites for abandoned by the dozen and left to rest and. housing construction began at the peak of the williston is now nearly complete. occupied in part by survivors of the neighborhood seems sadly empty. even with the downturn in the economy. boil prices. i can still raise more money than i came back home. just. not as much they used to.
i consider myself fortunate because i still have a job as talk no friend just yesterday he got laid off so he's got to go back to louisiana to find find work. because there are not too many people hiring. when i was told some seemed wrong but old old just told. me to get to shape out just to come get educated and in again try it because
betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground the. i've been saying the numbers mean something big matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crimes happen each dish. eighty five percent of global wealth you longs to be ultra rich eight point six percent market saw a thirty percent rise last year some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china is building a two point one billion dollar a i industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need to remember is one one business show you can afford to miss the one and only boom
bust. what politicians do. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to. have to go right to the press to supply them for free in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters about how she. was sitting. next to either financial survival job today was all about money laundering first to visit this cash into three different. oh good this is a good start well we have our three banks all set up here maybe something in europe something in america something overseas in the cayman islands it will pull these banks are complicit in their tough talk recently decided to give mccall and say hey i'm ready to do some serious money laundering ok let's see how we did while we've
got a nice luxury watch for max and for stacy jewelry and how about the. luxury of a bill for him that you know what money laundering is highly illegal. much kaiser of course. it's hard. but i'm. i made him good money and i'm the bills off me both to help my children out and. my children are very poor. just something that has to be. you know that's it's just like this job to
you know two nights ago i wanted to go home i was tired. but. the roof high twinks we had to haul the water otherwise the the well shut down and. people get upset so. you do what you have to do. in the oil. adults has slowed down but still steady and you know just well i'm doing three jobs every day of the week. don't
show up it's work about sixty eight hours. in the day for the guy doing construction maybe five or six. and this he's now working out three or four making the sandwiches and. i write this place down for only three hundred fifty dollars a month he has the whole downstairs to himself. which is a little bit messy. he had to
leave california because there's no jobs why is there no jobs there's too many mexicans makes good to do the same job i was doing for half the price. you know how many donuts oh. wow. they were twenty four dozen or. so. men encouraging out him to save some money. so that he can move his family here and put a deposit first and last month's rent on an apartment he's a good father he misses a little girl you know. but we did this. when oil reached twenty nine dollars
a barrel we weren't doing anything march was a bad month but now it's suddenly picked up to forty dollars a barrel and we're busy again the companies have done so much cost cutting and efficiency that if the price goes to fifty it will be like it used to be eighty. the rig counts the number of rigs drilling new holes in the ground has gone way down from over two hundred to i think the thirty five rigs active in the block and . as time goes on without new wells being drilled and fret our one point one million barrels a day will go down naturally slowly in some point in the two to five years there will be a supply and demand reversal whereas now we're oversupplied will be under supply and the price will shoot up between now and then it will go like this and at some
point it will go up. and if the price go ever goes to one hundred and it will someday. north dakota will be crawling with workers looking for housing and there will be a huge labor shortage the companies will be throwing money at us. so. now we're mostly working for folks who have oil rigs oil pumps on their land and they have those monthly checks coming in from the old companies and they're spending money on their homes. or lot of people have disappeared out here who gone back home i guess i know some are gone back to bozeman big sky area because constructions doing ok there some went back to minneapolis some to idaho but yeah a lot of people have left here i don't know too many people here anymore they're all gone just slow down too much they lost their jobs got laid off so couldn't put in the hours a lot of families to a lot of guys in the oil business the higher ups the guys making more money they've
gone to south america in the middle east so they'll be back i guess some day but. so that's the general process that's. sort of her claim to me and. i could buy a house and i did i could stay in a very nice apartment but i don't need it and i have very low overhead and i like it that way and i don't have a lot of needs. so this is stuff. this was
a born garage and there was a snow storm and heavy snow storm about three years ago i suppose and the snow load on the roof caused the roof to collapse so. so anyway it's kind of an open air garage and. i. have a hose hooked up in there and i was i'm good. thanks . to the oil industry has changed dramatically and i don't like to see that i see companies going out of business and people being fired and laid off and loading up a u.-haul trailers and heading out of town and it's sad. it hasn't really affected me because. we service the infrastructure that has been built and once that infrastructure is built it still needs to be maintained i'm very
thankful for that. here. so tonight we'll. do. one of the last minute rush. but it's nice to have the company and i actually enjoy . as i said before i've you're really outside of. the former girlfriend came all the times oh you're like the only visitors that i've had here. in the over four years that i've been with most. used to be are are or who are
interested in girls. that like politics i've come to realize well politics is a scam girls are just problems. i mean. so i stay away from both up. for. this gas station over here we used to deliver to them. three four dozen donuts last week they quit the order altogether because nobody was coming in to i don't so.
here goes one more. it's always get this one and keep on going around the corner. because you're going to go on how to get the best that. you should frank de sac. cindy the owner of the or the manager of the store there. her business is down so far that she's had to. take on a second job now so she soles cosmetics to women here in the oil field. we gave a lot to come up here but we thought it was going to be best for our family we
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headline stories this hour with the u.s. saying it's dropping a landmark nuclear arms treaty with russia president hawkish national security advisor john bolton is in moscow for talks. toil and trouble. in new york as a coven of witches perform a hexing ritual and supreme court judge the event is met with protesters condemning the block. in the u.k. to protest fracking the british government's pressing ahead with the controversial gas extraction process after a seven year suspension. doing something that people.