Another year, another Sunset review for the Texas Railroad Commission.
For the third time since 2010, the agency, which has nothing to do with railroads, has undergone a Sunset Advisory Commission review. Once again, staff has recommended changing the name, this time to the Texas Energy Resources Commission. This strikes us as fitting and appropriate since the agency regulates the oil and gas industry.
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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.