Post Tagged with: "North Dakota"

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Growth, Not Government, Should Lift Wages

No, it’s not Photoshopped. It is an actual help wanted sign from Williston, N.D. The story is the shale oil boom taking place there that has resulted in an explosion of demand for labor, a surge in property values, and a bevy of new construction.

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The Oil Rush in North Dakota

The Oil Rush in North Dakota

This is a picture of what America can do…when the federal government doesn’t get in the way. There are many areas of rich natural resources in America, but unfortunately many of them are owned or controlled by the federal government (who are beholden to environmentalist extremists) and are thus locked up and unusable.In North Dakota, however, the Bakken oil boom is on privately owned land. And there is enough oil there to make Saudi Arabia shudder.

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First New Refinery Built in 30 Years Coming in North Dakota

First New Refinery Built in 30 Years Coming in North Dakota

America hasn’t seen a new oil refinery built in 30 years. That is until this upcoming year, when North Dakota will begin construction on a $400 million refinery. While it’s exciting for the state of North Dakota and even the nation to have a brand new oil refinery it seems a bit out of character for this administration to approve of this project. Given the timing of this announcement, weeks before the presidential election, it begs the question was this decision politically motivated on the part of Team Obama or just mere coincidence?

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