“We’ve got the largest-producing Cinnabon anywhere in the world.” So said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council as he listed some of the signs that the oil boom “is what North Dakotans have hoped for, prayed for.” The bubbling crude — its economic upside and its environmental cost — has completely changed the landscape of North Dakota, and created one of America’s most interesting storylines. Here’s one more installment of that story from the NYT: The Downside of the Boom.