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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 it would be out of mind for sure. you 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 or 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 all that fracturing job that's where they pump the sand the fluid and you know the chemicals they use as it is one they use a chemical called bio bio it kills all biological elements so so when they pumped 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 of one of our guy has. a.
he got some of it on his hands and i and i disturbed just swallow his hand we were bad because that's what my old bio bio kills biological. anything. i'm pretty sure is it's is wrong in the water. for this really 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's just it's just like you ever. drop water on the out of the faucet night isn't that it's pretty nasty when we're 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 is 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 and grabs the attention of anti-fashion groups. one thing is certain the practice of a trial tracking to be as large quantities of drinking water. ten 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
used to hold water for the fracking whole thirty five thousand barrels and so they'll pump water from one to the other until eventually it's over to the frac and down the hole. 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 on one of these wells. on the water after the frac 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 gas this site here
produces more water than what they can pipeline out here so i have to come in the truck intricate out to get to disposal facilities. keep their lives sixty miles out of the list and on fort berthold reservation for black gold flows freely and accounts for one quarter 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 and oil spills. at night time some of these trucks to drive along gravel roads and they don't poison. blocking water and one of the all the things into the ditch. because they're too lazy to drive to the dump station and that is going. or river according
to our critics if went into our spot on. the feeds 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 to catch a fish you can eat you know want to grow garden did you would have to worry about poisoning the planet i want to have a planet with better medicine if not before and now because of the things that are 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 radioactive to prepare up back to the surface is a major risk for workers and the environment some companies clearly are not concerned and do not hesitate to dispose of these toxic materials into wild dumps.
especially teams are left to ship them back to suitable treatment states. 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 aviva 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 if you saw the u.s. rise in 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. and this little town here will last 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 they're 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 box 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 the well as we still need to extract the millions of barrels lying beneath the bokken. this situation brings happiness to the ones for him for serious companies but it is devastating to the oil workers who are no longer needed they are 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 to one of my coworkers i work with he calmly and he said manages late everybody oh. he's in and told everybody to go to a room get on a stove and get out and there's a two o'clock in the morning. in february in the winter.
men can say emptied out enclosed from one day to the next. these dilapidated barracks will probably continue 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 list is now nearly complete. occupied in part by survivors of the good the neighborhood seems sadly empty.
here and with the downturn in the economy. boil prices. i can still raise more money than i can back home. just. now as much they're 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 now. you know world of big part of the lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to. more than ever
we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. business is higher than kentucky. overall in this move the employees leave the war going is very funny using only. a co money since he would almost no co mines left. the jobs are gone all the polis just said that that was a lot of these people the survivors of a world disappearing before their eyes. i remember thinking when i was younger
that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here that it would become a ghost town but i never thought in a million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the us is over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten like colored crimes happen each dish. eighty five percent of global wealth you loan to the culture rich eight point six percent market saw 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 number you need to remember is one one business shows you can't afford to miss the one and only boom bust.
it's hard. but i'm. i made them good money and i'm paying bills off them a boat to help my children out and. that. my children are very poor. just something that has to be do. you know that it's just like this job to you know two nights ago i wanted to go home i was tired. but. the roof high tanks we had to haul the water otherwise to 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 doing just well 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 read this place to adam 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 kids who do the job i was doing for half of the price. you know how many donuts oh. wow.
they were twenty four dozen or. been encouraging out of 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 is a good father he misses a little girl. missing. 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 thirty five rigs active in the block and. as time goes on without new wells being drilled and frats 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 some day. 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. 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 oil 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 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. process. sort of her cleaning the litter. 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 i don't have a lot of needs. and this is the. issue this was a barn 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 anyway it's kind of an open air garage and i. have a hose hooked up in there and i watch. 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.
so tonight will form new. one of the last minute rush. but it's nice to have the company initially and. so i said before of your really outside of. the former girlfriend came up with times oh you're like the only visitors that i've had here. in the over forty years that i've been with most. used to be far far far too interested in girls. that like politics i've come to realize well politics is a scam girls are just problems. so
because you're going to go on and 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 her a lot to come up here but we thought it was going to be best for our family we thought that the oil boom would be here for at least another fifteen years and that we would be able to. be able to make enough money to pay for our kids to go to college. they were can dream is changing that's not what it used to be. and. it's
so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy you confront ation let it be an arms race is on offense very dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical of dying time to sit down and talk. what politicians do. they put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to. have to go right to the
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