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  •  Turns out there's no oil there (4+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, KenBee, MGross, Odysseus

    that can be produced economically, fracs or no fracs. This is not necessarily good news for the Blackfeet Nation. Those folks need something to help their local economy. Wind? Yes, there's lots of wind energy on that res. Anyone who's ever spent any time there can attest to that. But it turns out that prime wind country has steady 30 and 40 mph winds, not oscillating between 80 mph and 5 mph. So you'll see a lot of wind development North and South and East of the res, but little or none ON it.

    Anyway, that's why they and other exploration companies are pulling out. Nothing worth developing. May alleviate environmental concerns, but there are still lots of problems to be solved. Most of them, matter of fact. These are lovely, generous, patriotic people. They don't deserve to be forgotten just because they no longer have to deal with fracs.

    It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

    by Fishgrease on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:43:13 PM PDT

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