Commission Shift: Plugging Up Abandoned Oil Wells.

  • The Texas Railroad Commission (TYRC) is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, pipeline safety, safety in the liquefied petroleum gas industry, and surface coal and uranium mining.

  • Abandoned oil & gas wells are a huge problem in Texas, and TRC should be doing more to hold companies accountable before they go bankrupt.

  • Commission Shift is a new nonprofit organization created to reform oil and gas oversight in Texas.

  • Do you want to know how the Texas Railroad Commission can improve transparency and be more accountable to Texans? CommissionShift has the answers. Our first report details how we can improve oversight and protect taxpayers and landowners.

Virtual Launch of CommissionShift

March 2nd, 12 PM CST/Virtual

Learn How to Improve Oversight of TRC

& Protect Taxpayers & Landowners

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