Listen: George Mitchell's unconventional journey

The late billionaire George Mitchell was a Galveston-born wildcatter who became widely known as the father of fracking, a way of extracting oil and gas from deep underground. Yet as a young executive, he became fixated with the idea of creating an inclusive, sustainable community, The Woodlands, at a time when many American cities were experiencing urban decay. 

The Houston Chronicle's Nancy Sarnoff interviewed Loren Steffy, former business columnist at the Chronicle, in advance of his book, “George P. Mitchell: Fracking, Sustainability, and an Unorthodox Quest to Save the Planet," set for release on October 19, 2019.

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