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New York Times finds the human story in shale boom

By Jim Mackinnon Published: February 4, 2013

The Via Meadia blog at The American Interest web site noted a recent New York Times Magazine story on "the human story" in shale.

Via Meadia writes: "Read the whole thing. It’s an interesting weekend read, and gives a good balance to coverage of the shale revolution. We can get caught up in covering the far-reaching implications of a story like this; it’s good to remember that actual people are out there drilling whose lives have become unrecognizably different in a few short years.

"And there’s something else: these boomtown scenes in the Dakotas today are just the latest example of a recurring feature in American life. Over and over again, the discovery and exploitation of a new natural resource has given people from all over the world the chance for a fresh start.
 

The full Via Meadia piece and link to the New York Times story is here.

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