Oil, Gas Bootstraps Only Bootstraps

Jonathan Thompson of High Country News (“for people who care about the west”) explores how the oil, coal, and natural gas industries in Wyoming, North Dakota, and Utah offer one of the last opportunities for Americans born into poverty and with only high school educations to climb out of poverty and jump income brackets.

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