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Homeowner Gary Gless sits on a hill in his neighborhood overlooking drilling wells in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

U.S. drilling boom leaves some homeowners in a big hole

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By Michelle Conlin

When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought he had hit a "gold mine." The world's largest inner-city park - featuring a lush, 18-hole golf course - was about to get built across the street. Gless's balcony was set to overlook the clubhouse and first tee.


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