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Trickle Down: Counties Say Oil Money for Roads Not Enough

Deadly traffic accidents involving trucks heading to drilling rigs led to millions of dollars allocated for road repairs.

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Deadly traffic accidents are skyrocketing in states – including Texas – where drilling for oil & gas has surged. The fatalities are linked to accidents involving the trucks hauling water and sand and heavy equipment to drilling rigs.

Last year, state lawmakers approved millions of tax dollars to help repair the roads.

Where’s the money now?

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