Will Drilling Spell the End of a Quintessential American Landscape?
October 31, 2012
The natural resource perhaps most important to the character of the West is the region’s wide-open spaces, but that sense of remoteness is being eroded by the bulldozers and drilling rigs sweeping across the region. Oil and gas development poses serious threats to air and water quality, fragments wildlife habitat, and generally degrades the health of the land.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).