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BAKKEN BREAKOUT • Spring 2011


Adversely, New Town recognizes the benefits of oil drilling and pumping to their city, their community and the state – in that there are more retail sales, increased population due to workers in the fields and higher water sales. “The city sells a lot of water to oil fields for frack


dramatically,” Embry said. “But there’s an opportunity of a lifetime here for our nation, and we need to capitalize on the opportunity that’s before us. Maximize our resources that the creator has given us.” Referring to the strain on North Dakota infrastructure, roads,


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            


     


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 


    


jobs,” New Town Mayor Dan Uran said. “In the ballpark of 800 million barrels of water need to be hauled out to each drilling site, and that means income for New Town.” Financially, lease monies have been paid out.


“The landscape will never be the same. The reservation as we know it will change


safety of people and the environment, she recognizes the outcome will mean state- of-the-art facilities such as health care, housing and services – given the balance of financial and educated decision making.


Currently under construction, Elbowoods Health Care Facility will open August 2011 to serve


    


 


 


   


 


 


 


 


 


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