There will be a public hearing for the Energy Resources Committee. Speculation is this is the beginning of an attempt to take authority away from municipalities to determine how gas drilling is done in their towns.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMITTEE: Energy Resources
TIME & DATE:
9:00 AM, Thursday, November 18, 2010
Fort Worth, TX City Hall - 1000 Throckmorton St.
CHAIR: Rep. Jim Keffer
The Energy Resources Committee will meet to discuss interim charge #1:
Survey current local ordinances governing surface use of property in oil
and gas development. Recommend changes, if any, to the authority of the
Railroad Commission to regulate the operation of oil and gas industries in
urban areas of the state, particularly the Barnett Shale.
The Committee will hear both invited and public testimony.
For questions regarding the hearing, please contact Bernice
Espinosa-Torres or Ky Ash at (512)463-0656.