Support the news

Gas, Oil Booms Bring Complications To Small Towns30:19


The discovery of oil and natural gas in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota has created a new generation of boomtowns. The explosive growth generated by the oil and gas drilling is often accompanied by an influx of new labor. The small towns near the fields wrestle to balance the economic advantages of the boom with the dramatic changes it brings to these tight-knit communities.

+Join the discussion

Support the news

Next Up

Where to now?

More NPR or Explore Audio.