Texas Oil & Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To IndustryThe cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year.
Texas Railroad Commission Elects New ChairwomanThe Texas Railroad Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chairwoman.
Denton May Become First Texas City To Ban FrackingDenton will consider a petition to ban fracking at its public hearing on Tuesday.
Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking PleaOutgoing 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.
Dallas Lawmaker Runs For Railroad CommissionState 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.
Smitherman Gets GOP Railroad Commission NodTexas 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.
Runoff For Texas Railroad Commission ChairmanTexas Railroad Commission chairman Barry Smitherman is headed to a runoff for the Republican nomination to retain his seat for two more years.
Perry Appoints Garcia To Texas Railroad CommissionGovernor Rick Perry has appointed Buddy Garcia to the Texas Railroad Commission until the general election in November.

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