The Risky Business of Oil and Gas in Texas
Jun 29, 2016
Small, poor towns in Texas were flooded with oil and gas workers just a few years ago, bringing a rush of business and prosperity to local economies. Then, seemingly just as soon as they appeared, they were gone again as oil prices tanked across the globe. This short film goes inside Dimmit County, where locals and experts are wondering whether any part of this short-lived success can be salvaged.
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