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If the EPA tries to reduce North Dakota's prosperity by attacking fracking, I'd like to see ND secede from the union and become a Canadian province.

If North Dakota became part of Canada, its prosperity would immediately fall: in Canada (almost) all mineral rights are held by the Crown.

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/minerals-metals/policy/legislation-re...

But that would allow the opportunity to change the name to "Dakota" which certain residents have wanted for a while ('cause it doesn't sound so cold without the "North"). It comes up every few years.

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/27/us/national-briefing-plain...
http://www.miamiherald.com/2001/08/12/1307294/north-dakota-w...
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