North Dakota has become the number four oil producing state—but at what cost to its water supply?
Production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually.
Freshwater wells deemed unsafe because of hydrocarbons.
A look at how states across America are facing deep frack dilemmas.
Farmers do without water because of oil industry uses.
In Michigan, $178 million for nearly 120,000 acres of state-owned minerals in 20 counties.
“Fracking” is the injection of water and chemicals to rupture deep shale and release natural gas.
States have begun implementing stricter standards for the controversial natural gas drilling process.