Saturday, August 23, 2008

Boomtime in Big Sky Country

As the talking heads debate slow-down vs. recession in the media, oil and mineral demand means boom times for places like Wyoming.

Paralleling our path along I-90, we spy train after train snaking east bringing coal to hungry power plants.

Just off the freeway, massive coal mines work round the clock.

Long-abandoned small oil wells pump once again in roadside fields. Dusty towns brim with brand new trucks and signs for $15/hour fast food jobs.

Lots of reminders that the one side's energy crisis is a heck of an opportunity for some others.

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