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Can American Indian reformers slow an oil boom?

3 (Reuters) – A change in leadership at
an American Indian reservation in North Dakota wouldn’t normally
get a whole lot of attention. But come Tuesday, the oil industry
will be watching this dusty area of the state as two reformers
vie to become tribal chairman, an office with outsized power
over the course of the state’s booming oil industry.

That’s because the reservation’s Three Affiliated Tribes of
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation control roughly a third
of North Dakota’s oil output. In the past two years alone,
production on the MHA Nation has jumped 145 percent, cementing
the state’s role as the second-largest U.S. oil producer after
Texas.

Nov 2, 2014