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House Committee on Energy Resources - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members
Ron Lewis, Chair
Judy Hawley, Vice Chair
Joe Crabb
Joe Driver
Tommy Merritt
G.E. 'Buddy' West
Tommy Williams
Ron Wilson
Beverly Woolley
Charges
• Assess the state's well-plugging and site remediation program to determine if the current funding mechanism and program operations are addressing the state's obligations efficiently.
• Examine the current financial assurance mechanisms required by the Railroad Commission for new drilling operations to determine whether they are sufficient to cover current and future well-plugging costs.
• Evaluate the feasibility of creating a voluntary cleanup program, similar to the program created at the TNRCC, for oil field sites under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission.
• Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.

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