Actually it’s from KSAT but, at any rate, it could cause projectile vomiting. You have been warned.
Subject: TX Railroad Commissioner story
NEW ON THE NIGHTBEAT .. AS CREWS STRUGGLE TO CONTAIN THAT MASSIVE OIL LEAK IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.. STATE OFFICIALS IN CHARGE OF OVERSEEING THE OIL INDUSTRY HERE.. SAY THE ACCIDENT SHOULDN’T BE USED TO HALT OFFSHORE DRILLING.
RAILROAD COMMISSIONER ELIZABETH AMES JONES.. SAID IT’S TOO SOON TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION THAT STARTED THE FLOW OF MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF OIL INTO THE GULF.
AMES JONES SAYS HER AGENCY DOESN’T RUBBER STAMP PERMIT REQUESTS FROM OIL COMPANIES.. SEEKING TO DRILL OFF THE TEXAS COAST. IN FACT.. SHE BELIEVES HER AGENCY IS IN A BETTER POSITION TO REGULATE THE INDUSTRY THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Elizabeth Ames Jones/(R) TX Railroad Commissioner
“I believe we are closer to the people, the operators who request permits from us and maybe that is why we are able to uphold the standards we do and are so highly regarded frankly around the world.”
FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT.. THE STATE BEGAN A REVIEW OF IT’S DRILLING OPERATIONS.
AMES JONES WILL GET AN UPDATE NEXT WEEK ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS.. AND WILL CONSIDER ANY RECOMMENDED CHANGES.
Okay, dear readers, I expect a lot of comments on this one.