North Dakota’s shale prosperity comes at a price

In South Texas and North Dakota—where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years—thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets.

Kristie Sotolongo, Hart Energy

In South Texas and North Dakota—where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years—thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets.

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