Meter Reading: Research Needed on Oil Spill Dispersants, Drilling Trucks Damage Texas Roads, and More
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An Oil cleanup worker uses a shovel to remove thick oil that washed ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on July 1, 2010 in Gulfport, Mississippi.
GAO: Research lacking on oil spill dispersants – “As oil rigs venture into deeper waters and more challenging conditions, there’s a dearth of research on the impact of chemical dispersants on spills and the environment in those regions, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a report released recently.” — Fuel Fix
Drought Caused Big Drop in Texas Portion of Ogallala – “The historic Texas drought caused the Ogallala Aquifer to experience its largest decline in 25 years across a large swath of the Texas Panhandle, new numbers from a water district show.” — The Texas Tribune
Drilling trucks have caused an estimated $2 billion in damage to Texas roads – “The new wave of oil and gas production, which has created thousands of jobs and plowed big money into the Texas economy in recent years, has also taken a huge toll on the state’s roads.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram