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Anticipation of oil and gas

While oil and gas exploration continues to expand across the rural west many communities are growing concerned as they look how the “energy boom” has left towns like Pinedale, WY “mired in inequities.” Energy companies generate “hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to state and county governments”, but this “wealth also brings heavy traffic, housing shortages, inflation, noise and higher crime.” As communities struggle to create an infrastructure capable of accommodating the arrival of large scale oil and gas activity there are valuable lessons to be learned from towns like Pinedale. Click here to read the full article.

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