At least for a moment, now, this blog perhaps should have a new motto: All the nudes that're fit to print. (Yes, this post is safe for work.)
The BBC reports there are downsides to the shale and fracking boom in North Dakota, ground zero for tapping the Bakken shale. But among the upsides, strippers report making as much as $2,500 a night in the male-dominated fracking industry there.
Zero Hedge, via the BBC, reports: " Exotic dancers are flocking here from as far away as Russia for the same reason as everyone else - to make their fortune in a place known as Kuwait on the Prairie.
"Williston was once a humble ranching community tucked away near the Canadian border in one of the remotest US states.
"But a sea of oil and gas beneath the region's farmland, and the hydraulic fracking technology that began to unlock it in 2006, has turned this small city into the wellhead of the North American energy boom."
Read the whole thing here.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.