Barry Smitherman

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Texas Railroad Commission Elects New Chairwoman

The Texas Railroad Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chairwoman.

08/12/2014

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Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban Fracking

Denton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.

CBS 11–07/12/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking Plea

Outgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.

07/11/2014

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Dallas Lawmaker Runs For Railroad Commission

State Rep. Stefani Carter released a statement on Monday saying that she will run for a seat on the commission responsible regulating the oil and gas industry in Texas.

07/09/2013

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Smitherman Gets GOP Railroad Commission Nod

Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has defeated Gregory Parker for the Republican nomination to retain his seat on the board that has nothing to do with trains.

08/01/2012

An pollster loads paper in a primary registration machine at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on February 19, 2008. (credit: by Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Runoff For Texas Railroad Commission Chairman

Texas Railroad Commission chairman Barry Smitherman is headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination to retain his seat for two more years.

05/30/2012

Buddy Garcia (credit: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)

Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad Commission

Governor Rick Perry has appointed Buddy Garcia to the Texas Railroad Commission until the general election in November.

04/13/2012