This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

In his State of the Union address this week, President Barack Obama gave an approving nod to the price of oil, which is now the lowest it has been in more than a decade.

“Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad, either,” he said.

For motorists, that logic is unassailable. But depending on where in the country you live, the low oil price could come back to haunt you in unexpected ways. According to new federal data from the Energy Information Administration, half a dozen states with prominent oil drilling industries have taken heavy blows to their budgets. That could prompt a sweep of spending reductions and cuts to education, poverty programs, and other social services.