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Oil Boom Pushes Montana Communities to Their Limits, Philanthropic Response Needed


For many of the cities and towns in eastern Montana, a recent oil boom has brought welcome relief to struggling economies. But the massive influx of new residents is leading to difficult-to-control growth and a strain on the infrastructure of municipalities. The explosive growth has also brought on an increased demand for social services, and yet-to-be-known environmental implications. more »