Sunday, September 06, 2015

When the Landscape is Quiet Again

©Sarah Christianson, Flaring near the Blue Buttes, January 2015, from the series 

“When the Landscape is Quiet Again: North Dakota’s Oil Boom”
"Since 2012, I have been documenting the legacy of oil booms and busts in my home state and how the region is changing again today, thanks to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. My photographs bear witness to the transformation of western North Dakota’s quiet agrarian landscape into an industrial zone dotted with well sites, criss-crossed by pipelines, lit up by natural gas flares, and contaminated by oil and toxic saltwater spills. The oil fields are currently pumping out over a million barrels per day from 10,000 active wells, and companies are planning to drill thousands more." - Sarah Christianson


Thanks Bruce!

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