Statement of Position Concerning HB 642 Rename the Railroad Commission

The Collin County Libertarian Party, pleased that the 2017 Legislative Session is considering several measures to improve governance in Texas, ask that you consider:


the Texas Railroad Commission has not conducted actual railroad oversight in many years, but now actually regulates Texas’ oil and gas industry.


it is confusing, inaccurate, and misleading to voters to continue calling it the “Railroad Commission.”


government transparency would be greatly enhanced by correcting the name to a more accurate “Texas Energy Resources Commission.”


to benefit Liberty and Texas, the Collin County Libertarian Party respectfully asks all members of our Legislature to fully support HB 642 within this legislative session, including a “yea” vote.

Click to download the SoP as a PDF – Statement of Position-HB 642

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