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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.

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?

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

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Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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