A Texas House committee revisited a bill Monday that would limit local governments’ ability to regulate oil and gas operations within their jurisdiction. The bill, initially filed in response to Denton’s hydraulic fracturing ban within its city limits, was amended to insert some power into city and county entities after the committee heard eight hours of testimony last week from county and city officials from across the state.
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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.