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Committee: House The Panhandle Wildfires, Investigative
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Abandoned oil wells | Emergency communications | Firefighters | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Texas Panhandle | Volunteer fire departments | Wildfires |
Library Call Number: L1836.88 P191
Session: 88th R.S. (2023)
Online version: View report [48 pages  File size: 190 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The committee shall conduct all inquiries into the 2024 Panhandle wildfires, including investigating: (1) factors contributing to the wildfires; (2) allocation of resources to and effectiveness of wildfire disaster preparedness and response; and (3) coordination between local, state, and federal governmental entities with regard to wildfire prevention, disaster preparedness, and response.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Natural Resources.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Colonias | Drinking water | Gambling | Groundwater | Hazardous waste | Horse racing | Houston, Texas | Natural gas | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Solid waste disposal | Texas Panhandle | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 n219s
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [152 pages  File size: 4,482 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problems associated with inadequate water and wastewater systems in colonias. Examine some of the resources and funds outside the Water Development Board that could be used to improve water and sewer service in the colonias. *
2. Study issues associated with water supplies in Houston, including groundwater availability, subsistence, flooding, urban runoff and non-point source water pollution. *
3. Study groundwater use, quality and protection in the El Paso area. *
4. Review alternatives to landfills and injection wells for the disposal of hazardous wastes. Consider methods to treat or destroy hazardous wastes, as well as efforts to reduce waste production.
5. Review the history of horse racing in Texas; consider the possible economic and social costs and benefits of pari-mutuel betting on horse races. Study the predicted effects of legalizing pari-mutuel betting the Texas farm economy. *
6. Review development of alternative energy sources and renewable energy sources; consider methods to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in Texas.
7. Hold public hearings on issues related to the production of white oil (chilled, condensed natural gas) in the Texas Panhandle. Consider the effects of the Railroad Commission's ruling on white oil on the oil and gas industry and the economy of the Texas Panhandle. Review federal court actions related to the dispute.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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