An engineer who worked for the Texas Railroad Commission and was actually trying to do his job, claims he was fired because he filed a whistleblower complaint against his supervisor.
Frederick Wright was promoted several times during his six-year tenure at the RRC but he insisted operators “comply with rules, regulations, and applicable law.” Wright claims he was met with hostility as a result.
The employee, Frederick Wright, said his supervisor allegedly told him to approve a report for an oil and gas operator that allegedly wasn’t in compliance with regulations.
Former Railroad Commission engineer sues agency
Deon Daugherty, Reporter-
Houston Business Journal, Aug 16, 2013
In our report, Breaking All the Rules, we showed that Texas does not enforce oil and gas regulations.
…failure to enforce oil and gas regulations means that Texas is not seeking, documenting, sanctioning, deterring, and cleaning up problems associated with irresponsible oil and gas operations such as chemical spills, equipment failure, accidents, and discharges into drinking water supplies.
Thank you for trying Mr. Wright. I will be watching your case and hoping it goes well. But the good-old-boy crony system has permeated Texas at all levels so I don’t expect much from the court system.
UPDATE: If you know Frederick Wright, please tell him to contact this organization: “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national non-
The problems at the RRC start at the top. Barry Smitherman is Mr. Wright’s boss. He has failed at regulating the oil & gas industry and now he wants to be Attorney General. Here’s his campaign video.
Apparently, Smitherman is another Texas politician who laughs about climate change.
“It cracks me up to hear environmental wackos talk about global warming,” Smitherman said. “The real issue is American energy dependence.” Burleson Star