Learning Objectives

13.1 Discuss how a boom-and-bust economy shapes the Texas economy and identity.

13.2 Evaluate the costs and benefits of competing energy sources.

13.3 Analyze the role of environmental regulation in Texas.

13.4 Assess who wins and who loses in the way Texas manages its natural resources.

13.5 Identify ways in which Texas’s transportation infrastructure is stressed by the state’s population and economic growth.

13.6 Explain who wins and who loses in the state’s approach to managing its infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing populace.

13.7 Evaluate Texas’s position in the global economy.