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Members of the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state's oil and gas industry, were quick to blame renewable energy sources like wind and solar for widespread power outages during the February storm. From @TexasTribune 

Members of the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state's oil and gas industry, were quick to blame renewable energy sources like wind and solar for widespread power outages during the February storm. From @TexasTribune 

A House committee was set to hear from Bill Magness, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Texas Railroad Commission about last month's deadly power outages.

It’s time for Texas to finally retire the Railroad Commission and PUC to create an energy agency | Opinion

Texas currently has more than 6,000 orphan wells on government rolls, and the Texas Railroad Commission estimates they will cost more than $300 million to clean up.

"I wouldn't know who to call at ERCOT." - Railroad Commission chair @ChristiCraddick  says. She called PUC. Exactly, @RafaelAnchia  responds, noting that the Public Utility Commission is responsible for regulating electric in Texas. #txlege 

"The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates the state’s oil-and-gas industry, isn’t planning to require oil-and-gas companies to winterize their equipment." Yeah, because why on earth would they need to do that! Just astonishing.

Quite a statement (perhaps we should call it a diatribe) by Wayne Christian, of the Railroad Commission of Texas, which despite its name regulates the oil and gas industry in the state | #OOTT  #ClimateChange  Full statement here:

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"It looks like the mainstream media have finally realized that government intervention in energy markets impacts the cost of energy for consumers," writes Commissioner Wayne Christian, Railroad Commission of Texas in an exclusive World Oil editorial.

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Democrat @ChrystaForTexas  is running for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission — and her race could have huge environmental impacts

Democrat @ChrystaForTexas  is running for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission — and her race could have huge environmental impacts

It's been 26 years since a Democrat was elected to the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates the state oil and gas industry, whose practices are lethally dirty, even by the industry's own homicidal standards. 2/

The Railroad Commission is a century-old, extremely powerful bulwark against pollution, and it can only grant licenses to flare if all three commissioners agree. A single commissioner COULD END ALL TEXAS FLARING. 8/

FULL LETTER: U.S. shale producers Pionner Natural Resources and Parsley Energy formally ask Texas oil regulator (Railroad Commission) for an emergency meeting to consider output cuts | #OOTT  #OilPriceWar  #covid19  Full story on @TheTerminal 

STATEMENT: Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission says he has some "reservations" about production cuts (one of them, the RRC hasn't done prorationing in more than 40 years, and has not the staff nor the IT capabilities to handle the process) #OilPriceWar  #OOTT  #Coronavirus 

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