Photo: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
The Big Bend region is considered one of the most biodiverse in the Western Hemisphere, while also sitting in one of the most energy-intensive areas of the world — and experts say if that energy is not developed responsibly, the sustainability of the region and its resources could be at risk.
Still in its infancy, the Respect Big Bend Coalition (RBBC) — a communal collaboration — was formed to ensure Big Bend's resources are conserved while the benefits of energy development remain maximal.
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation introduced the new initiative May 2 at the Petroleum Museum in conjunction with the late George Mitchell's induction into the Petroleum Hall of Fame.
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