7 of 12
BACKNEXT
Many people in town support the industry. Leo Schueler, a retired petroleum engineer, now works in a fly fishing shop downtown. He says oil and gas workers almost always love the outdoors and strive to protect the land. He thinks regulations on the industry should be loosened, so the country can quickly develop its domestic energy resources.

Last updated October 17 2008: 11:39 AM ET
Drill baby U.S.A. rocks Wyoming Take a look at how big oil and gas companies are transforming lives in a small cow-town. More
Drilling: 'I do it for the money'The weather can be harsh, and the work tough, but money and pride keep workers in the field. More
Easy come, easy go Students get lots of cash for school. But oil money needs to be taxed and managed properly. More
Special Offer