Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Public Hearings being held on whether to abolish Texas RR Commission

Sounds like a Tea Pary Idea to Me
DALLAS - Wednesday, the first public hearing will take place to decide on whether the Texas Railroad Commission should be abolished.The hearing comes on the heels of a four-year News 8 investigation and a Texas Sunset Advisory Commission report raising concerns with the agency's oversight, funding and enforcement.

Now, hard data shows the oil and gas industry has nearly doubled its contributions to commissioners since 2000. The report, by the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen (weren't they a rap group?), found the running of the Texas Railroad Commission and the way its campaigns are financed as outdate as its name.

The RRC regulates energy, not railroads. (What? so the Texas Energy Commission regulates Railroads)?

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