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In the Permian Basin, An Increase In Traffic Accidents Is Taking A Toll On EMTs

By Mitch Borden Driving in the Permian Basin can be dangerous. Roads are packed, huge commercial trucks barrel down the highways, drivers can be careless. The rate of fatal car crashes in the region is rising steeply. This increase can … Continue reading

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Another accident on I-20 eastbound between Odessa and Midland. In 2013, there were an average 25 crashes each day in the Permian Basin. (Lorne Matalon)

Oil Price Drop Implies Possible Delay For Road Improvement

The oil and gas boom has put a lot of money back into the state‚Äôs highway fund through the collection of severance taxes–the money that the state earns on oil and gas extraction—but it’s never been enough. And already-overwhelmed roads … Continue reading

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