Introductions may be appropriate. The Texas Railroad Commission is the state agency in charge of overseeing oil and gas operations in Texas, including fracking and related activities. The Railroad Commission currently functions as a “captured” agency, or one that is controlled by the industry it is supposed to regulate.
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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.