North Dakota has been at the center of conversations surrounding a more energy efficient America. The state sits above a 200,000 square foot rock formation called “The Bakken.” Introducing Hydraulic fracking to the oil industries that created thousands of jobs for Americans. People from all over the country migrated to the remote lands of North Dakota; this caused a major overpopulation issue for the small farm towns of Williston, Dickinson, Watford City and much more. Workers and the state were unprepared for the condition they would face in “The Bakken.”

 A flare stack burns natural gas from a pump jack site in rural North Dakota.

A flare stack burns natural gas from a pump jack site in rural North Dakota.

 After a twelve hour shift, Dillian Villenve, 25, sits on a bucket of a Komatsu at a Sidney, Montana frat sand facility.

After a twelve hour shift, Dillian Villenve, 25, sits on a bucket of a Komatsu at a Sidney, Montana frat sand facility.

 Black smoke fills the sky as a pump jack burns oil in rural North Dakota.

Black smoke fills the sky as a pump jack burns oil in rural North Dakota.

 On the Fourth of July celebration, a group of young men who were off shift, light hundreds of fireworks.

On the Fourth of July celebration, a group of young men who were off shift, light hundreds of fireworks.

 Adam Braun, 26, works the night shift in a Native American Sioux Reservation filing up trucks that deliver frac sand to oil well sites.

Adam Braun, 26, works the night shift in a Native American Sioux Reservation filing up trucks that deliver frac sand to oil well sites.

 Adam Braun rescues a stray cat that was spotted walking outside his hotel room, during a brutal winter.

Adam Braun rescues a stray cat that was spotted walking outside his hotel room, during a brutal winter.

 After working twenty hours, Adam Braun smokes a cigarette before heading inside his hotel room.

After working twenty hours, Adam Braun smokes a cigarette before heading inside his hotel room.

 Kevin investigates a pile of materials burning for disposal, that leaded smoke to his home nearby.

Kevin investigates a pile of materials burning for disposal, that leaded smoke to his home nearby.

 Flare Stacks illuminate the night sky in the distance of a windmill.

Flare Stacks illuminate the night sky in the distance of a windmill.

 An oil worker suffering from fatigue sits on top of a semi-truck trail, as his shift comes to an end.

An oil worker suffering from fatigue sits on top of a semi-truck trail, as his shift comes to an end.

 Fields of Derek oil rigs, sit and await clean a transportation to a new location.

Fields of Derek oil rigs, sit and await clean a transportation to a new location.