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    Blaire Briody signs her book The New Wild West: Black Gold, Fracking, and Life in a North Dakota Boomtown

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    When:
    Oct 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    2017-10-04T15:00:00-04:00
    2017-10-04T16:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Flyleaf Books
    752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Amanda
    919-942-7373

    Williston, North Dakota was a sleepy farm town for generations—until the frackers arrived. The oil companies moved into Williston, overtaking the town and setting off a boom that America hadn’t seen since the Gold Rush. Workers from all over the country descended, chasing jobs that promised them six-figure salaries and demanded no prior experience.

    The New Wild West is the definitive account of what’s happening on the ground and what really happens to a community when the energy industry is allowed to set up in a town with little regulation or oversight—and at what cost.

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