Texas Railroad Commission accused of violating state open meetings rules

Texas Railroad Commission accused of violating state open meetings rules

A government watchdog group and two Texas landowners sued the Railroad Commission of Texas in state District Court this week, arguing the agency illegally suspended state rules that protect public health and the environment, using the coronavirus pandemic as cover.During a hearing in early May, the state agency, which regulates oil and gas and pipeline operations, unanimously relaxed various fees, including ones that help hire inspectors and plug abandoned wells; gave operators […]
Source: Statesman

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