Date: December 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Sheraton Arlington
1500 Convention Center Drive
Arlington, Texas 76011
Room: Hall of Fame
Rep. Jim Keffer, Chair of the Energy Resources Committee (Eastland)
Rep. Rafael Anchia (Dallas), Sunset Committee<
*Please note this event is sponsored by the Dallas and Ft. Worth Sierra Clubs, Public Citizen, and others. The event is not sponsored by any state agency or the legislators attending the event. They are giving up their evening to come listen to your concerns. Please do not call their offices with questions about the event. If you have questions, please ask them here on the Facebook event page or in the comments on this blog.
This is your opportunity to express your concerns about fracking, tar sands pipelines, oil & gas, coal-fired power plants, renewables, common carrier/eminent domain process, environmental cleanup, inspection–how the Railroad Commission and the PUC do business in all the aforementioned. At present, please craft your comments for 2-3 minutes and feel free to hand in printed comments as well.
Sunset of an agency deals with all aspects of an agency, how it does business with the public and private sector–even whether the entity as we know it should continue. This process only happens once every seven years.
Don’t miss this event…as it’s your time to have these senior representatives’ ear before the session and we are very grateful for their participation. We are inviting more area legislators, but the ones listed are confirmed. This was a very successful event at the same hotel several years ago.
Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report on Railroad Commission of Texas.
Earthworks’ report: New research reveals Texas does not enforce oil and gas regulations
State enforcement data shows 296,000 active Texas wells go uninspected,
financial penalties total less than the value of one well
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