At the Bit
Over the past eight years, a combination of new technology, high demand, and an industry-friendly administration has propelled a natural gas boom that stretches along the spine of the Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Montana. This rapid energy development in some of the West's most iconic landscapes brought with it a host of problems: diminishing air and water quality, disappearing wildlife habitat, and a dizzying transformation of rural agricultural communities into industrial zones. Click on the image below to watch a video to hear the voices of Westerners whose lives are being impacted by the recent gas-drilling boom.
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