Whoopie. We need oil, and here it is. Although the article does mention some of the problems in extracting it. Like the need for a LOT of water in the process. And the chemicals. Kill the land why don't you. Dimmit County. Google it: "Early settlers found Dimmit County to be an abundant grassland with mesquite, oak, and ash trees and wildlife that included buffalo, deer, turkeys, wild horses, panthers, and javelinas. Artesian springs, bubbling up from a vast reservoir of underground water, fed into running streams that harbored giant catfish, crawfish, and mussels. Explorers found the area a good place to hunt wild mustangs, and to feed and water cattle." No longer guys.