Protection of the public and Texas' natural resources is the Commission’s highest priority. The Commission wants to work with cities and industry to ensure safe and responsible oil and gas operations. The Commission and local governments both have important regulatory roles to play.
The Commission continues to strengthen its partnership with local governments so that we can work together on this critically important issue. The citizens of Texas will be best served by us working together on their behalf.
It’s important to note, the Commission has extensive staff expertise that some cities may lack. RRC wants to serve as a resource to provide support to those cities. Local officials are encouraged to contact the Commission with questions or ideas on ways to make improvements.
The Commission believes open dialogue with cities will allow us to effectively address any issues that may arise and allow for the coordination of resources.