The Railroad Commission oversees the energy industry and outgoing Commissioner David Porter told state lawmakers the agency won’t be able to afford the estimated $165 million needed to plug the wells. “We need to have a serious conversation with the legislature about how the Railroad Commission will be funded going forward, especially for critical functions such as well plugging and remediation.”
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.