Surprising to most folks, the Railroad Commission does not regulate our railroads. Back in 1891, the agency was originally tasked with the oversight of the rail industry in Texas. Over time, the commission has taken on different duties.
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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.