May 3 — Some Texans believe the name has been kept for nefarious reasons, to lessen public involvement in the agency by keeping voters clueless about its true function. Since November, just one person has addressed the commission during the public-participation part of its regular open meetings, usually held once or twice a month in Austin. Meetings cover matters ranging from drilling disputes to setting monthly allowable oil production rates to assessing penalties for safety violations.

—  Wall Street Journal