You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Cuellar, Cornyn host multi-agency meeting to discuss Eagle Ford shale
WASHINGTON, D.C. --U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo), joined by the office of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), hosted a multi-agency meeting in Washington D.C., with a delegation from the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium to discuss a broad range of issues related to the development of the communities impacted by the Eagle Ford shale. Topics discussed included opportunities for federal support of workforce development and housing as well as possible grant opportunities.
The Eagle Ford Shale Consortium, led by Chairman Leodoro Martinez, gave a presentation providing an overview of the Eagle Ford shale to U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Rural Development, Department of Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Energy and the Economic Development Agency.
The meeting covered a wide range of topics, including providing training to energy workforce employees, ensuring the availability of affordable housing for the thousands of workers hired by Eagle Ford shale, and infrastructure improvements for roads that are supporting massive trucking traffic.
The Eagle Ford Shale Consortium is comprised of stakeholder representatives from a cross section of community members from the South Texas area. The consortium exists to serve the public’s interest in matters of economic and community development, community education, job creation, workforce education and development, natural resources, and other related subjects.
Last year alone, the Eagle Ford shale formation had an economic output of $25 billion dollars and sustained over 47,000 full time jobs.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Section A: General News Archives
AACOG plans public meeting (May 4, 2016)
Accident injures two drivers (May 4, 2016)
AgriLife offers tips to protect from Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (May 4, 2016)
Behind the lens: Solitary stillness (May 4, 2016)
Celebration Mass June 12 (May 4, 2016)
Cemetery association meeting (May 4, 2016)
Condos are fine, but do your research (May 4, 2016)
Court Update (May 4, 2016)
Crime Stoppers aids police anonymously (May 4, 2016)
DA, DPS bust nets 86 charges (May 4, 2016)
Debate over citizens comments dominates Floresville council (May 4, 2016)
Dwellings At Home offers lodge, ranch furnishings, more (May 4, 2016)
Editorial: Overbearing city council threatens boards’ independence (May 4, 2016)
Editorial: Taking personal responsibility will bring possibilities (May 4, 2016)
Editorial: Trump is the same old song with one more verse (May 4, 2016)
FEDC tables recommendation of master parks plan (May 4, 2016)
FELPS tornado repair continues as FEMA help stalls (May 4, 2016)
Floresville Chamber Luncheon May 18 (May 4, 2016)
Hall of Fame inductees: Joe Kotwig, Malcolm and Beverly Talley (May 4, 2016)
Letter: Alamo Colleges: A bust for Floresville (May 4, 2016)
Local nursing homes plan Senior Olympics May 9-13 (May 4, 2016)
Look twice for motorcycle riders (May 4, 2016)
Lyssy’s vault earns gold, sets records! (May 4, 2016)
Medicaid, CHIP application assistance (May 4, 2016)
Meeting Watch: Wilson County Commissioners Court (May 4, 2016)
National Day of Prayer May 5 (May 4, 2016)
Police Blotter (May 4, 2016)
Ramirez promoted to colonel (May 4, 2016)
Reserve a seat for SA Tea Party (May 4, 2016)
Tanneberger tops in sales (May 4, 2016)
Treviño prepares to take reins of East Central athletics (May 4, 2016)