Karnes County, Texas (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
It's not really news any more that the oil boom along the Eagle Ford Shale is bringing many problems as well as benefits.
Many people are making money, often lots of it. But employment is tight, restaurants are packed, rental housing nearly impossible to find — and, when it's found, it's often five times more expensive it was two years ago — and people are dying on the roads at an alarming rate.
"There's people dying about every three days on the roads," Harry Wright, Jr. told nearly 800 people who attended the Eagle Ford Consortium's annual conference at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio last weekend. Wright, manager of Valero's Three Rivers plant, was quoted in the San Antonio Express News.
In fact, according to statistics just released by the Texas Department of Public Safety, 2012 was a bloody year in the counties along the Eagle Ford. In the nine Texas counties along the play, 102 people died, nearly half of them were killed in accidents involving a commercial vehicle.
Craig Brown, is an attorney with Cappolino | Dodd | Krebs LLP. He grew up in Karnes City, knows many of the people who have been affected by the increased tractor-trailer rig traffic. He's obtained settlements with oil field trucking companies for several area families and has more litigation ongoing.
"Things have sure changed around here in just the last couple of years," he said. "I think everyone can agre
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