Oil and Gas Inspectors Chase Violators
By Dave Fehling, StateImpact Texas
When the Texas Legislature starts its new session next month, lawmakers will be taking a close look at the state’s booming oil and gas industry. Some say the industry has grown far faster than the state’s ability to regulate it. Dave Fehling with StateImpact Texas reports that past efforts to improve oversight have failed, but this time may be different.
Aside from perhaps higher penalties, I think what everyone agrees is that the Railroad Commission is simply not given enough resources. It’s been underfunded for decades.
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