As far as broken models of government go, the Railroad Commission of Texas is textbook.
For starters, its name is antiquated and misleading. It has nothing to do with rail.
More substantively, and troubling, its three elected commissioners rely heavily on political contributions from the oil and gas industry, which it is supposed to “regulate.”
Keep reading at the San Antonio Express-News.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.