JSS  Vol.3 No.12 , December 2015
The Impacts of Oilfield-Related Booms and the Overall Safeties Implications in Houston Harris County, Texas and Surrounding Areas!
ABSTRACT
This study investigates the impacts of oil/gas hydraulic fracking in Houston Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas. Recently, the increase in preventable roads accidents had been a concern to many Houstonians and surrounding areas residents. Further, the deplorable condition of the public roads was yet another concern primarily blamed on the implications of oil and gas hydraulic fracking in Houston Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas. The study found a statistical significant difference in Houston population increase between 2010 and 2014 as hydraulic fracking expands. We also found a symmetric statistical significant increase in fatal roads’ accidents in less than 5 years, along with deplorable infrastructures. Additionally, we found a continued symmetric collective price drops in oil and gas; yet, the price of Houston, Texas median house increased astronomically to unaffordable levels for native Houstonians. The outlined findings of this study should hopefully pinpoint some of the public policy implication issues created by excessive hydraulic fracking in Houston Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas. Finally, the pinpointed recommendations should be useful in refocusing public policy decision makers in addressing some of the identified pressing public policy implications in Houston Harris County, Texas and surrounding areas; which could possibly bring some positive social changes eventually.

Cite this paper
Atatah, P. and Kisavi-Atatah, C. (2015) The Impacts of Oilfield-Related Booms and the Overall Safeties Implications in Houston Harris County, Texas and Surrounding Areas!. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 100-117. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.312011.
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