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Astounding Reason North Dakota Is Lit Up So Brightly You Can See it From Space


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Sara Jerving at PRWatch watch reported that there has also been an increase in crimes against women:

Beyond concerns about cancer and toxins are other societal ills related to fracking that disproportionately impact women. Some areas across the country where fracking has boomed have noted an increase in crime -- including domestic violence and sexual assault. In Dickinson, North Dakota, there has been at least a 300% increase in assault and sex crimes over the past year. The mayor has attributed the increase in crime to the oil and "natural" gas boom in their area.

Fracking may be putting North Dakota on the map — but not for the best reasons.


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