Corpus Christi – According to a Corpus Christi Caller Times report and the Texas Department of Transportation, funds are not avaialble to fix the crumbling roads. Some responsible oil companies are stepping up (Thank You Pioneer Natural Resources and Petrohawk Energy Corp.)
STATE TASK FORCE
State transportation officials are convening a task force to deal with road damage associated with oil and gas activities in the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale and North Texas Barnett Shale, regions that span more than 50 counties. Here are their plans:
Within 90 days, convene an executive-level meeting of local governments, law enforcement, transportation officials, Railroad Commission, energy industry leaders.
Continue research, data gathering and sharing.
Identify future energy developments.
Strategize use of new technology.
Discuss potential legislative issues.
Develop funding strategies.
Routinely monitor, evaluate and revise plans.
Source: Texas Department of Transportation
Article Source Corpus Christi CAller Times