By LAURIE FOX / The Dallas Morning News - Thursday, May 17, 2007
The financial reach of the Barnett Shale touches all facets of life, generating a $5 billion local economic impact and more than 55,000 jobs.Read more
Pipeline workers find jobs digging miles of trenches. Homeowners collect royalty checks from leases. And cities build roads and sidewalks with money earned from drilling under parks.