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

Committee Members


  • 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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