New Initiative Strives To Inspire Responsible Energy Development In The Big Bend

A view from the South Rim trail at Big Bend National Park on a hazy day. (David Fulmer via Flickr)

The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation, along with other partners, hopes to protect the Big Bend region from encroaching energy development by creating a new initiative called the Respect Big Bend Coalition. 

Its purpose is to work with West Texas communities along with energy companies to ensure natural resources in Brewster, Presidio, and Davis counties are developed responsibly.

The new effort was announced on Thursday in Midland at the Petroleum Museum. Dr. Louis Harveson, of Sul Ross University and the Borderland’s Collective, is a part of the group’s science team. While speaking to the press, he posed a question. 

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