Hydraulic fracturing has moved into parts of rural South Texas once known for their poultry and cattle industries, bringing new jobs and tax revenue. But as Dave Fehling of StateImpact Texas reports, drilling has also saddled cities with new concerns about infrastructure and the environment. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

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