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News by Date: October 2018

As Oil and Gas Exports Surge, West Texas Becomes the World's "Extraction Colony"

  An unprecedented drilling boom in the Permian Basin is great for business. But it’s polluting the air, overwhelming communities and threatening the planet. Read the story...

From Family Camps to Man Camps: A Brief History Of Housing Workers In The Oil And Gas Industry

For people working in the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin, finding housing can be a challenge. The blue-collar workforce often ends up in hotels, motels, and so-called man camps. Sometimes, companies even rent blocks of rooms to put their employees up. But in the past,...

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