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“The Costs of Fracking” collects data from academic and government studies to paint a picture of an industry that may be a bigger drain on state tax money than previously thought. The report looks at things like damage to roads, increased cost for water infrastructure projects, and drilling’s impact on property values in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“Truck traffic to bring water to a single fracking site does as much damage to roads as 3.5 million cars,” Environment Texas director Luke Metzger tells StateImpact Texas. “So as a result the state of Texas has been forced to approve $40 million to repair roads here in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Barnett Shale region.”