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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:12 AM

State Taxpayer money needed for fracking roads

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At a StateImpact Texas forum on Tuesday, a group of lawmakers agreed that the state must address road damage caused by the oil and gas boom. Such damage is estimated to have cost the Eagle Ford Shale area up to $2 billion. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.



http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/27/lawmakers-propose-fixes-for-roads-damaged-by/?utm_source=texastribune.org&utm_medium=alerts&utm_campaign=News%20Alert:%20Subscriptions

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Reply State Taxpayer money needed for fracking roads (Original post)
white cloud Feb 2013 OP
Champion Jack Feb 2013 #1
white cloud Feb 2013 #2
DhhD Feb 2013 #3
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #4
white cloud Feb 2013 #5

Response to white cloud (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:21 AM

1. 100 years of energy independence they said...

Prosperity they said.
what a crock of bullshit

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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:39 AM

2. Make the user and benefitter of th roads

build, pay, and maintain, upkeep them them.

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Response to white cloud (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:10 AM

3. I can tell you feel like it is a losing battle. Energy companies get all the benefits and taxpayer

pay for their overhead.

And now Governor Perry wants to use the Rainy Day Fund to help already subsidized energy companies even more. Where is the return? Higher gasoline prices; rubbing our face in their shit.
Go out and vote for lawmakers that will stop this.

Governor Perry also wants to spend the Rainy Day Fund on giving water to fracking companies. Legislature is trying to push a law that Cities can not say anything about drilling in their city and that includes using clean city water instead of hauling in water for holding tanks. We will have to pay higher water rates. We are in a Drought.

This whole thing is based on the taxpayer footing the cost of drilling so the savings for the energy company goes to the political campaign of politicians.

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Response to white cloud (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:43 PM

4. The oil companies should pay for this.

Waste of state money. These roads aren't widely used, except for fracking. Once the boom is over, you'll have a bunch of roads going to nowhere.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:25 PM

5. Lawmakers Propose Fixes For Roads Damaged By Drilling

While saying he’s “open to everything” on funding to fix roads, Ellis also said that perhaps the counties that are receiving revenue from drilling should get drillers to pay for the fixes themselves. “Should you let the money come from where the money went?” he asked.


http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/02/27/lawmakers-propose-fixes-for-roads-damaged-by-drilling/

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