Giving Compass' Take:

· Writing for The Mitchell Foundation, Brandi Addison addresses the challenges and concerns with modern energy development and the formation of the Respect Big Bend Coalition to change the status quo.

· Why was the Respect Big Bend Coalition formed? What has the research found so far? How can we support better energy development that is more sustainable for our future? 

· Check out this article to learn more about energy development and curbing the finance of dirty energy.

The Big Bend region is considered one of the most biodiverse in the Western Hemisphere, while also sitting in one of the most energy-intensive areas of the world — and experts say if that energy is not developed responsibly, the sustainability of the region and its resources could be at risk.

Still in its infancy, the Respect Big Bend Coalition (RBBC) — a communal collaboration — was formed to ensure Big Bend's resources are conserved while the benefits of energy development remain maximal.

The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation introduced the new initiative May 2 at the Petroleum Museum in conjunction with the late George Mitchell's induction into the Petroleum Hall of Fame.

The briefing began with a three-minute preview of the coalition's short-documentary series "The Long Game," followed by a presentation of its research findings thus far.

Read the full article about energy development by Brandi Addison at The Mitchell Foundation.