PITTSBURGH — Some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling.
BISMARCK — A Duluth, Minn., man who died at a hydraulic fracturing site Saturday died of chest and abdominal injuries when he was hit by oil field equipment, the North Dakota Medical Examiner’s Office said in a report issued Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH — “FrackNation” is a new documentary that attacks opponents of fracking for oil and gas, but it also raises a bigger question: Is it possible to criticize environmentalists without being a tool for big industry?
A Duluth, Minn., man who died in an accident at a hydraulic fracturing site Saturday north of Watford City, was a family man and Air Force veteran who was proud of the work he was doing in North Dakota, his family said Sunday.
Mike Krajewski, 49, a father of three, died in an incident about 3:30 p.m. Saturday at a Halliburton fracking location about 24 miles north of Watford City, according to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office.
By Amy Dalrymple and Peter Passi
, January 21, 2013
FARGO — Though “Promised Land,” the new film starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski and Francis McDormand that takes on the controversial process of “fracking,” opens in wide release across the country today, moviegoers in North Dakota’s Oil Patch won’t be able to see it anytime soon.
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