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Blue-collar America: Help is still wanted

America’s oil-and-gas boom has been a boon in innumerable ways, but its greatest value might be the livelihoods it has given to men and women without college degrees. From pump operators to truck drivers to roustabouts, the fracking revolution generated a cornucopia of opportunities for folks who aren’t higher-education material.

Correction

Due to an editing error, the Nov. 6 list of Intellectual Property Law Firms omitted the firms of Howard & Howard and Dickinson Wright, which should have been tied for third on the list with eight IP attorneys each. The list appeared correctly in the Book of Lists published Dec. 28.

Letter from the publisher

What does being green mean to you? Our recent Green Awards call for nominations turned up many local companies and individuals who embrace a variety of green sustainable practices within their organizations. They are conserving energy, recycling waste and reducing pollution, and most importantly, they are all working to improve our planet and our lives.