Local residents met recently for a third time to share information about an ongoing concern – fracking in Lake Houston. In July, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) issued a permit for directional exploratory drilling to Tri-C Resources LLC, a privately owned, Houston-based oil and gas company. The drilling site is in Huffman, with the surface hole located near East Lake Houston Parkway and Smith Road near the Lakewood Heights subdivision. Because of its proximity to Lake Houston, Tri-C was required to obtain an additional drilling permit from the City of Houston. That permit was issued in October and Tri-C began drilling later that same month.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.