At another meeting last year in Austin, the Railroad Commission of Texas which regulates the natural gas industry was considering a proposal backed by gas utility companies. It would make changes to how cities could challenge those companies when they wanted to raise prices.
One after another, city mayors told the three members of the Railroad Commission it was an attack on their power.
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