May 7 — Because of the repeated gas leaks in Northwest Dallas, the city council requested details from Atmos about its safety inspections and state regulation. Mayor Mike Rawlings asked Atmos executives how the public can know the pipes under their houses are safe after the deadly explosion in February that killed a 12-year-old girl.
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.