Environmental issues include land surface disturbance, the amount of water initially required to hydraulically fracture (a.k.a., hydrofrack or frack) the well, disposal of the poor quality water produced with oil, air pollution, and groundwater conta
You can find the following USGS publications on the Bakken Formation: 2013 Bakken Assessment Update
The USGS has no information concerning where oil from the Bakken Formation may be used. However, the trade and popular press reports that the oil is sent by a combination of pipeline, truck, rail, and barge to distribution points throughout the central
Articles about the drilling boom in North Dakota are common in the popular press at this time.