Texas welcomed Elon Musk. Now his rural neighbors aren’t so sure.

July 15, 2023

BASTROP COUNTY, Tex. Standing in front of a Cybertruck decorated with U.S. and Texas flags, Musk thanked the state for supporting him and helping him move fast. Top: The site for Boring, Musk's tunneling company, is still under construction in Bastrop County. Above: The Colorado River runs next to Musk’s SpaceX Starlink manufacturing facility, front, and Boring, seen farther back. The Boring Company has objected to some of these mitigation actions,” Miguel Arellano, a transportation department employee, wrote in an April 21, 2022, email to colleagues.