TX Rep. Myra Crownover is vice chair of the energy resources committee and she receives income from the oil & gas industry. I call that a conflict of interest and questionable ethics.
Top contributors from Ethics Explorer:
- Ronny Crownover Campaign: $39,281
- Texas Oil & Gas PAC: $14,000
- Texas Assn. of Realtors PAC: $11,768
- Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC: $10,021
- Koch PAC: $10,007
- Friends of UNT PAC: $9,000
- Texas Medical Association: $8,531
- Texans for Economic Development PAC: $8,500
- ConocoPhillips Spirit PAC: $8,500
- Valero PAC: $8,000
One of the bills she wrote this session, HB 878, has passed the House and Senate and is in the Governor’s office where he will sign it into law.
This bill allows operators to strike a deal with the Railroad Commission to keep their electronic logs of drilling operations confidential or secret for three years. The statute of limitations in Texas is two years.
There was recently a blowout in Denton which is Crownover’s district. This bill is clearly not in the best interest of her constituents.
P.S. If there is no problem with fracking, why the need for all the secrecy?
Update to address questions from industry.
When frackers call it casing it’s okay but when we call it casing it’s not. That means IOIYAF = It’s okay if you’re a fracker.