The Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas companies, is moving to eliminate some data collection and paperwork requirements for businesses.
Commissioner Christi Craddick directed staff on Tuesday to evaluate the commission’s current practices and “reduce the administrative burden on industry.” She said after the meeting that such trims were especially important during an economic slump, and could also save state staff time and money.
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