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Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, gestures during a presentation on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, to the ND Senate's Natural Resources Committee.(AP Photo/Dale Wetzel)

Oil boom means lots of jobs - and lots of flaring - for Three Affiliated Tribes

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BISMARCK - The Bakken oil boom has brought jobs and prosperity to the Three Affiliated Tribes in northwestern North Dakota, but also a major challenge: The percentage of natural gas that's being wasted through flaring is roughly twice the statewide average.

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