Boomtown, Episode 11: The Last Frontier

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big bend last frontierIn our final episode, we explore the rugged Big Bend region of far West Texas. Wildcatters have poked around for oil and gas in this area before. But the record-breaking production in the Permian Basin has pushed oil and gas companies to explore areas farther out. This has brought the boom to the Big Bend’s doorstep for the first time. And plenty of people are grappling with how to responsibly develop the region’s resources, make a living, and keep the beauty of the Big Bend intact. Craig Carter is one of them. We visit his ranch, south of Marathon, in the heart of the Big Bend country. Craig was raised in the national park. He spent his youth exploring on horseback and visiting the little-known…View Original Post

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